Support Historic Palmer Cemetery

$4,025 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 49 months

Palmer Cemetery, also known as The Kensington Burial Grounds, was founded sometime in the 1730's. Originally a small piece of ground was set aside for people from the original town of Kensington to be buried. Anthony Palmer laid out the town of Kensington about 1732, after purchasing land known as the Fairman Estate. Over the years, the cemetery has grown some. Since 1765, when the formal trust was established, the cemetery has been managed by members of the community as "Volunteer Trustees". The cemetery is Not for Profit, and survives on the generosity of the community. The cemetery is not a perpetual care site.  Please help us care for the cemetery by making a donation.

The History of Our Community lies within the fences of Palmer Cemetery. Please help us preserve that history.

Thank You,

The Trustees of Palmer Cemetery Fishtown, in Philadelphia PA.

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Please help us maintain our Historic Burial Grounds. Much work is needed and with your support, we can do so much more. Thank You!
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We need everyone's help to maintain our Historic Cemetery. Please donate today and tell your friends. 100% of your donation will be used for the care of Palmer Cemetery. (Minus Gofundme fees). Our cemetery is not perpetual care ...we need to find the money to keep grass cut, trees trimmed and lights on. The new fencing project was compliments of the PTSSD. Old headstones need cleaning and repair. There are so many little things that I could mention...but it would take all day to list the expenses to keep this place in good shape. Pease know that our trustees are volunteers, we have a handful of great volunteers that will do what they can, when they can. BUT We NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT. Thank you...we cannot keep this work going without your support. Jim K.
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$4,025 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 49 months
Created October 30, 2014
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Paige West
14 months ago
Henry Mansfield
15 months ago

Because my mom told me too. Love you, mom. Used your email so you see done. Kick ass Palmer Cemetery.

Marie Alexander
15 months ago

In memory of Charles A Hoppe and Harry W. Hoppe, lifelong supporters of Palmer Street Cemetary.

Cyndi Jones
15 months ago

Just did my family tree through and learned a lot of my family is laid to rest in here. Hope to visit one day!

Kathleen Pecic
15 months ago

Thanks for working on this.

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