Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax

Denomination: Non-denominational

In 1844 Camp Hill Cemetery on Robie Street in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Camp Hill Cemetery replaced the Old Burying Ground at Barrington Street and Spring Garden Road in 1844 although it was established a bit earlier. It acted as a Municipal cemetery, open to all, although early Blacks were segregated. Southern Confederate sailors, Second World War Norwegian, Dutch and British sailors are buried here.

1600 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6

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I learned my love of “spirit walking” from my Mother, Barbara Ann Scott. My Mum was an avid genealogist who spent many days in cemeteries in Ontario, Quebec and Scotland. I joined my Mother on many of these research visits and found that I was really moved by some of the inscriptions, the dates and trends. I realized that much could be learned about the local history of an area by examining the cemeteries. I have continued to be inspired to visit cemeteries in communities even if I don’t know anyone who is interred there. I have stumbled upon former Canadian Prime Ministers, artists and athletes. I have also discovered many small communities and vanished villages near and far from home. This web site is about acknowledging the many great Canadians who shaped the Canada I know.

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