Allegheny Cemetery

PHONE: (412) 682-1624

Conceived in the minds of Pittsburgh’s leading families and businessmen in 1844, Allegheny Cemetery is one of the oldest burial grounds in the United States.

The cemetery lies on the southern slope of the Allegheny River just a few miles upstream from the rivers junction with the Monongahela to form the Ohio. Rock outcroppings here are sandstone and shale, with gravel beds revealing river gravel of both sandstone and granite. Much of the latter is debris carried by glacial action.

Among the notable people interred are professional baseball players Marcus E. Baldwin (1863-1929) and Josh Gibson (1911-1947), songwriter Stephen Foster (1826-1864), department store magnate Joseph Horne (1826-1891) and financier Thomas Mellon (1813-1908).

In the monuments of the cemetery there are four major stone forms: sandstone, limestone, marble and granite. Sandstone markers are typical of the early graves since sandstone was the local stone.

Hours vary per season, but the gates are open most days from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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    4734 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States