Pittsburgh's tender mercies, respect for its lands, and loyalty to high ideals
are more than evident within the gates of Allegheny Cemetery. Conceived in the
minds of Pittsburgh's leading families and businessmen in 1844, Allegheny Cemetery
was created to be far more than the typical country burying grounds of that
After its incorporation, 100 acres were purchased and the first interment took
place in 1845. Today, Allegheny Cemetery encompasses 300 acres with over 15
miles of roadways. Of that 300 acres, 100 acres remain for future development,
making Allegheny not only one of the most affordable but accessible cemeteries
in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Allegheny Cemetery has been the choice of more than 124,000 people as their
final resting place. Some had worldwide fame, others were known throughout Pittsburgh.
But most were known only by the friends and family who loved them and wanted
the assurance that they would be memorialized in the most caring, dignified,
and respectful manner possible. Together, they make up the Allegheny Cemetery
Allegheny Cemetery, Images of America
Allegheny Cemetery is proud to announce the release of its new self-titled book, published via Arcadia & The History Press, on December 5, 2016!
Arcadias Images of America series has made its mark celebrating local history and Allegheny Cemetery will now join the ranks of other historic cemeteries that have been featured across the Nation.
Allegheny Cemetery is a collection of stories and profiles that celebrate the Cemetery's rich history and its contribution to the cultural identity of our region. Every page will feature historic images, many from the Cemetery’s own archives, and some that have yet to be seen in print!
Take advantage of this special opportunity to pre-order your copies directly from the Cemetery and support the A.C.H.A.! These books will make unique and meaningful gifts to friends and family who already have a connection to Allegheny or who have yet to discover this regional treasure.