Day 449

The third cemetery

March 23rd, 2013

Founded in 1654, Shearith Israel was the first Jewish congregation in North America and the only one in New York City until 1825. We've already passed by its first and second cemeteries; here is the third, which served as the congregation's burial ground from 1829 to 1851.

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  1. Technically this is it’s fourth cemetery, it’s third remaining one. No one know where it’s first cemetery was though there are some who think that it was located on the edge of the African Burial Ground.

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