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Greenwood Cemetery (Knights of Pythias Cemetery)
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Adams Ave & Arrott St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Ph: 215-533-2967

Lat: 40° 01' 18"N, Lon: 75° 05' 50"W

Contributed by Lynn Grace, Jun 02, 2003, updated Apr 26, 2005 [lgrace69@aol.com]. Total records = 2,564.

Burials in Greenwood Cemetery are still being accepted, although the ownership wis in question at the present time because of court action. The grounds grass is getting deep now till the court decides on who is running it.

Greenwood Cemetery open in 1869 after being converted from a farm, and covers 43 acres. It is on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Benjamin Rush (a signer of the Declaration of Independence) lived on the farm in the late 1700s. The court has appointed Gloria Boyd & Kevin Lynch custodians of the cemetery on a temporary basis. They are in charge of getting the grounds in repair and arranging burials. The decision on a permanent owner will be at a later date. The landscaper is coming in to mow the cemetery, starting Monday 6/23/2003.

I have been in the process of cutting the grass, section by section, and during this process I read and transcribe the headstones in that area. I plan to complete this project as time allows.

A work in progress

I started this transcription the first part of May 2003.

- Lynn Grace

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