Palmer Cemetery and the Historic Burial Grounds of Kensington and Fishtown

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At the heart of Fishtown is the final resting place of generations of Kensington and Fishtown residents. Founded prior to 1748, Palmer Cemetery is one of the oldest in Philadelphia. Interred here and in Hanover Street and West Street Burial Grounds are soldiers from every war fought by colonists and then Americans, from the French and Indian War until Desert Storm. The fishing and shipbuilding families who built the neighborhood, victims of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 and the ancestors of the Shibe family, the owners of the Philadelphia Athletics, are also buried in these plots. Kenneth W. Milano walks the cemetery paths and reveals the secrets the stones keep with Palmer Cemetery and the Historic Burial Grounds of Kensington & Fishtown.
ISBN: 9781609492427
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Landmarks
Images: 51
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kenneth W. Milano is a historical & genealogical researcher. He was born and raised in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Milano received his degree in History from Temple University. His 2006-2011 column "The Rest is History" is well remembered by readers of Star Newspapers. He is one of the founders of the Kensington History Project.
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