Old Public Graveyard

273 Cemetery Ave Carlisle

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Carlisle's Old Public Graveyard Houses Revolutionary War era generals,  congressmen, cabinet members, college presidents, and a heroine.

Carlisle's Old Public Graveyard dates to as early as 1757 and houses the graves of generations of Carlisle's residents, both prominent and common.   Today the graveyard is closed to burials, for the most part, but family members can request to be interned here if space still exists in old family plots.  This self-guided tour highlights some of the more famous residents of the cemetery.  Among those buried here are 95 Revolutionary War and 550 Civil War soldiers, including the legendary Molly Pitcher.   

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Photo:  Shank Family