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Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax County, NS

Camp Hill Cemetery
Street Address: Summer St, Robie St & Veterans Memorial Lane (Jubilee Rd)
Community: Halifax
Locality: Halifax County
Municipality: Halifax
Province: NS
GPS: 44.642969,-63.586076

It replaced the Old Burying Ground at Barrington Street and Spring Garden Road in Aug 1844 although it was established a bit earlier. It acted as a Municipal cemetery, open to all, although early Blacks were segregated. Southern Confederate sailors, Second World War Norwegian, Dutch & British sailors are buried here. Many noted politicians, among them Robert Stanfield and Joseph Howe, two Fathers of Confederation (William Henry & Jonathan McCully), and powerful merchants and industrialists, including the inventor of kerosene, Abraham Gesner, the novelist Hugh Maclennan, the inventor of the modern skate, John Forbes.

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    Photos courtesy of Ruth Davison, Kim Barlow, Andrew Stillman, Janet Morton, Robert Martin & Ann Harvey-Hope; Kayla Kirsch (2020)
    Indexed by Andrew Stillman & Kate Ford

    Cemetery map reproduced here with permission of Brian Paul.

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