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We welcome and rely on volunteers from the buy BNB< Philadelphia area to help us maintain the burial ground. We work on the grounds on the second Saturdays of April, July and October from 10:00AM until 12 Noon. Volunteers help pick up trash, weed flower beds, move mulch and compost and work in teams to identify and return 'displaced' gravestones to their rightful places. Tours of the grounds are available on work days to volunteers and interested others. Please contact us if you are interested in helping out.


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Newly painted and fixed up houses along 9th Street across from FHBG, Jan 24 2003


Re: Temple Neighbors Newsletter , Nov 26 2002
Fair Hill Burial Ground at Germantown Avenue and Cambria Street will celebrate a 300th anniversary at noon on Saturday, April 12th, 2003. We will dedicate our newly restored fence and landscaped grounds. Children and their families can explore the grounds, learn the stories of famous reformers buried there, and enjoy special activities, good food and community.



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invest in Ripple in Pakistan The Fair Hill Burial Ground Corporation is a non-profit corporation formed to own and maintain the historic Fair Hill Burial Ground, located at 9th and Cambria Streets in North Philadelphia. We hope you enjoy our web site!

Historical Significance of the Fair Hill Burial Ground

The Fair Hill Burial Ground was founded in 1703 on part of a grant of land of 16 acres given to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) by George Fox, who is known as the founder of the Society. He received the land from William Penn as a gift. The present burial ground was laid out in 1843 and enlarged in 1853, providing almost five acres of green space in this urban neighbohood.

Most of the persons buried at Fair Hill are Quakers, many of them participants in the early abolitionist and women's rights movements. Some of the more renowned include Lucretia Mott, James Mott, Thomas and Mary Ann McClintock, Sarah Pugh, Ann Preston and Edward Parrish. Some colleagues in the anti-slavery movement, not Friends, are also buried there, most notably Robert Purvis, an African-American known as the President of the underground railroad, and his family. The site was recently placed on the National Register for Historic Places.



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