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Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island

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  • Hannah B. Waite (1791 - 1851)
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Island Cemetery resides in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island. The burial ground is also known as: Island Cemetery Annex, Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Newport #1, and Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Newport #2. The earliest, recorded graves date from the 1710s, incorporating the Old Burying Groud burials; Island Cemetery is still active at the present.

"The Island Cemetery, part of the early movement in America towards landscaped, park-like cemeteries, was established in 1848 and is located in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island. Listed as the first cemetery under Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries, it is now the only active cemetery in Newport. Island Cemetery, on the National Register of Historic Sites, is considered one of Newport’s 15 city arboretum and is open to people of all faiths and heritage."