The Scottish Cemetery at St George’s Park

In the early days of Port Elizabeth the St Mary’s Cemetery was used, first by the military based at Fort Frederick, and later for civilians with the cemetery being under the control of St Mary’s Church.  As the town grew more burial areas were required by the various Christian denominations and in the 1830’s and 1840’s the various churches were granted small pieces of land adjacent to each other on the edge of town where Russell Road is today.  A further Nonconformist cemetery, mainly for the Church of Scotland, was also set aside in 1854 on the western edge of town, which was later incorporated into the extensive St George’s Park.
Last week I stopped by the Scottish Cemetery to collect some information needed for a Geocache I’m doing and was glad to see that the municipality has cleaned up most of the creeper plants that has been covering a big part of the cemetery.

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