Eden Cemetery is the oldest African American owned cemetery in the U.S. Located in Collingdale, Delaware county, Pennsylvania, it is comprised of 53 beautiful rolling acres. The Cemetery was established on June 20, 1902 and today there are over 85,000 interred at Eden. Buried at Eden are abolitionists and Underground Railroad activists. These include William Still, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Stephen Smith, Octavius Valentine Catto and members of the First African Baptist Church (1823-1842). The most famous of these being William Still, the "father of the underground railroad." Still was laid to rest here in 1902. Still's interviews with former slaves, including one who turned out to be his long lost brother Peter, grew into the book "The Underground Railroad", published in 1872. Buried with him are his wife Letitia and his daughter Caroline.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 1434 Springfield Rd, Collingdale, 19023
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Wilhelmina Cockroft
Location Type: Site
UGRR Operatives: William Still