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The Cataraqui Cemetery

The Cataraqui Cemetery

Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2016

The Cataraqui Cemetery

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
Beside the flagpole at the main entrance to the cemetery
just off Purdy's Mill Road

Coordinates: N 44 15.588 W 76 32.486


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Plaque Text

Established in 1850 to plans by Frederick Cornell, Cataraqui is a well-preserved example of a medium-sized rural cemetery in Canada and the resting place of many prominent Canadians. With its uneven topography, curvilinear roads, water features, picturesque views, and variety of plantings, Cataraqui reflects the aesthetics of 19th-century-American rural cemeteries, designed as an alternative to crowded urban graveyards. A Gothic Revival lodge, elegant funerary monuments, and sculptures are scattered amidst a natural setting that inspires contemplation and remembrance.

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Beechwood Cemetery


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