Trinity Church Burying Ground

Trinity Church Burying Ground (HM1F4E)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Allegheny County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 26.503', W 79° 59.911'

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Pittsburgh's Oldest Unreconstructed Landmark

This whole city block at one time held as many as 4,000 graves. An ancient Indian tumulus (burying ground) originally occupied part of the site and, subsequently, the French of Fort Duquesne (1754) and the British from Fort Pitt (1758), along with early Americans, were buried here.
Prominent persons whose remains are still interred and legibly marked include Red Pole, who at one time was principal Chief of the Shawnee Indian Nation; Dr. Nathaniel Bedford, city's first physician and founder of the University of Pittsburgh; General William Butler and Colonel James Butler, soldiers of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, for whose family Butler County was named; Oliver Ormsby, early Pittsburgher, for whom Mt. Oliver was named; and Sarah and Jane Ormsby, for whom Sarah and Jane Streets were named in the South Side of Pittsburgh; relatives of General John Neville; Captain Nathaniel Irish, a Revolutionary officer, early settler and one of the founders of Pittsburgh; and many others familiar even today to most Pittsburghers because streets, areas, islands, etc. are named for them.
This green area, sacred to the dead, is a memorial to much of the early history of Pittsburgh.
HM NumberHM1F4E
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 584933 N 4477266
Decimal Degrees40.44171667, -79.99851667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.503', W 79° 59.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 30.18" N, 79° 59' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724, 215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 324-398 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222, US
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