Palmer Cemetery and the historic burial grounds of Kensington & Fishtown

by Milano, Kenneth W.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Open Stacks PENNA F158.61.P25 M55 2011
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Summary
At the heart of Fishtown is the final resting place of generations of Kensington and Fishtown residents. Founded prior to 1748, Palmer Cemetery is one of the oldest in Philadelphia. Interred here and in Hanover Street and West Street Burial Grounds are soldiers from every war fought by colonists and then Americans, from the French and Indian War until Desert Storm. The fishing and shipbuilding families who built the neighborhood, victims of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 and the ancestors of the Shibe family, the owners of the Philadelphia Athletics, are also buried in these plots. Kenneth W. Milano walks the cemetery paths and reveals the secrets the stones keep with Palmer Cemetery and the Historic Burial Grounds of Kensington & Fishtown.
Additional Information
Subjects Palmer Cemetery (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History.
Cemeteries -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Kensington (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History.
Fishtown (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History.
Kensington (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Fishtown (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Publisher Charleston, SC :History Press,2011
Language English
Description 142 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [137]-142).
ISBN 9781609492427 (pbk.)
1609492420 (pbk.)
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