Leverington Cemetery is a nine-acre nondenominational cemetery located on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough Pennsylvania. The cemetery is open with plots available.

Leverington Cemetery is a nine-acre nondenominational cemetery located on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough Pennsylvania. The cemetery is open with plots available.

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A Rich History

Leverington Cemetery was originally the 1690s farm of Wigard Levering, pioneering settler of land granted to William Penn in 1681. After 1744 it was known as the “Roxborough Burial Ground.” In 1857, it was incorporated as the Leverington Cemetery Company.

Within these hallowed grounds lie many early permanent settlers of Roxborough, including the Levering family, eighteen Virginia Patriots massacred in Roxborough during the American Revolution, many Civil War soldiers, and numerous ordinary people who did extraordinary things.

Richard Harding Davis

Leverington Cemetery is the final resting place of Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916), one of the most celebrated figures in journalism at the turn of the 20th century, who is credited with aiding Theodore Roosevelt’s rise to prominence. He covered nearly every major war during his career, reporting for William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal, Joseph Pulitzer’s New York Herald, The Times of London, and Scribner’s Weekly, as well as many other newspapers and magazines. His writing had a flair for the dramatic, and at times a romantic or humorous style. He also wrote fiction, including Gallegher and Other Stories, a fictionalized account of his days as a copy-boy for the Philadelphia Public Ledger, and the novel Soldiers of Fortune.

Sources:
https://www.pbs.org/weta/reportingamericaatwar/reporters/davis/
http://modjourn.org/render.php?view=mjp_object&id=mjp.2005.01.039

Steeped in History

Leverington Cemetery is the resting ground of local Philadelphia civilians and both Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers dating back to the early 1800s.

A Renaissance

The cemetery is in the midst of a renaissance as many improvements have been made in the last couple years. Along with the new sign sponsored by the Roxborough, Manayunk, Wissahickon and Andorra Historic Society, there have been extensive repairs done to the fence and gate along the front of the cemetery. The grounds are under an ongoing beautification including trimming trees and fixing other fences around the property. 

Plots Available

Although it is listed on many websites that this cemetery is closed, this just isn’t true. We are working on opening up two acres of land for sale of plots. There aren’t a lot of plots available within Philadelphia so click below for more information. 

Plots Available

Although it is listed on many websites that this cemetery is closed, this just isn’t true. We are working on opening up two acres of land for sale of plots. There aren’t a lot of plots available within Philadelphia so click below for more information.

Get In Touch

Cemetery Address:
6075 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Mailing Address: 
5500 Wissahickon Ave.
Apt. MAB903
Philadephia, PA 19144

(267) 647-6596

randi@leveringtoncemetery.com

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