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Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Sunday, November 28, 2010 is the Soldiers' Lot in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine.

"Mount Pleasant Cemetery Soldiers' Lot is located within Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Augusta, Maine. In 1853, Vassal D. Pinkham sold the city of Augusta 12 acres located on top of Burnt Hill for use as a public cemetery. After the cemetery was named, subsequently the hill was renamed "Mount Pleasant."

"In 1862, Mount Pleasant Cemetery donated four lots totaling 1,500 square feet in the western portion of the property to the federal government. Eight years later, cemetery officials donated six additional lots in the eastern portion of the cemetery, composed of 2,250 square feet. As a result, there are 60 interments in the eastern portion and 29 interments in the western portion of the cemetery."

Source: Cemeteries - Mount Pleasant Cemetery Soldiers' Lot - Burial and Memorial Benefits

Explore the Soldiers' Lot on Histopolis now. If you have a place that you would like to see featured as the Histopolis Place-of-the-Day, contact the webmaster to suggest it.

Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010