The Hood Cemetery is one of Germantown's oldest historic sites. Originally known as the Lower Burial Ground, it is located on land set aside in 1692 as a secular burial ground. It is estimated that more than 1,000 people are buried within its two acres, including many of the earliest settlers of Germantown and a number of prominent Philadelphians. There are also many veterans' graves, including those of 41 Revolutionary War soldiers, and veterans of subsequent conflicts, including the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Today, the cemetery is a beautiful green oasis within an urban neighborhood, and the monumental stone entranceway is a significant landmark on Germantown Avenue.
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