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St Matthew Cemetery, Quebec , QC

Street Address: 755 Rue Saint-Jean
Community: Quebec City
Locality: Quebec
Province: QC
GPS: 46.810660, -71.217728

In 2009-2010, the City of Quebec restored the cemetery, taking great care to preserve the spirit of the place. A peaceful haven in the heart of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste quarter, the cemetery still has the feeling of being a corner of England. There are currently 314 gravestones on which the names of some 580 people are inscribed. Worn by time, they tell the stories of the deceased: infant deaths, epidemics, death by drowning... Three hundred and fourteen is a small number if we consider that the cemetery served, from 1772 to 1860, as a burial site for the Protestant Anglophone population of Quebec City, which was flourishing at that time. St. Matthew's cemetery and the church next door - now converted into a library - have been designated as an historic site by the Government of Quebec. (from a plaque at the site)

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