For those of you who don't know me, which is all of you, I love cemeteries. Always have, ever since I was a small child. Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, RI is one of my favorites, not just because of it's size.
It was established in 1846 and can be found in the National Register of Historic places, growing from 60 acres to over 200, with near 40,000 burials. The stonework and statuary is amazing and remarkably well kept. You can find everything from monoliths to mausoleums.
Several notable burials within the cemetery are H.P. Lovecraft (Author and Poet), Richard Arnold (Union Army General), George Henry Corliss (Inventor of the Corliss Steam Engine), Benjamin Ham Child (Medal of Honor recipient of the Civil War), and Theodore Francis Green (US Senator and 57th Governor of Rhode Island). The T.F. Green airport is also named in his honor.
When you stand on the grounds you can feel the tranquility as well as the weight of history.
I do apologize for the solar panels reflection visible throughout, it didn't even cross my mind until reviewing the footage. I'll remove it next time! XD
Enjoy LiveLeak! Maybe next time you're in New England you'll take a journey to Swan Point and see it for yourself.
If you want to learn more: http://swanpointcemetery.com/
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Tags: New, England, Cemetery, Lovecraft, Swan, Point
Location: Rhode Island, United States (load item map)
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