Place:Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


NameMt. Moriah Cemetery
Alt namesMount Moriah Cemetery
TypeCemetery
Coordinates39.9336°N 75.2383°W
Located inPhiladelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States     (1855 - )


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Mount Moriah Cemetery is a historic cemetery in southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, along Cobbs Creek. It was incorporated on March 27, 1855 and established by an act of the Pennsylvania Legislature. The cemetery, which originally occupied , was among a number of cemeteries established along the "rural ideal" popular at that time. An ornate Romanesque entrance and gatehouse were built of brownstone on Islington Lane, today known as Kingsessing Avenue.

Mount Moriah Cemetery held a notable place among Philadelphia's grand rural cemeteries like Laurel Hill Cemetery and the Woodlands Cemetery. It was easily accessible by streetcar. Over time, Mount Moriah grew to , spanning Cobbs Creek into the Borough of Yeadon in adjacent Delaware County, making it the largest cemetery in Pennsylvania.

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