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Evergreen Cemetery - Gettysburg, PA

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

Evergreen Cemetery is an old town cemetery located next to the National Cemetery, in Gettysburg, PA. This cemetery was formerly called Citizen's Cemetery and later renamed Evergreen Cemetery. It is a historic 29.12 acre rural cemetery and is part of Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District, and is surrounded by Gettysburg National Military Park and Soldiers' National Cemetery.

Located at: 799 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Family Vault of Dr. James Warren:

Dr. James Warren was a PA doctor at the time of the civil war. He was born in Lancaster County, PA on April 4, 1813. He studied to be a doctor at Jefferson Medical College, graduated in 1835, and practiced for a while in York County, PA. In 1876 he came to Adams County and moved on a farm near Gettysburg, and continued his medical practice. He was married twice and had 6 children.

Below are photos of the family vault.

Family Vault of Laird Shields Goldsborough:

Laird Shields Boldsborough was born on March 6, 1902 in LaFayette, Indiana. Laird was the former editor of the Time magazine. On February 14, 1950, Laird plunged to his death from the 9th floor of the Time-Life Building in Rockefeller Center, NY. He was 47 years of age.

Laird wrote two letters before his death. One, which was torn up in his office, stated to notify his brother. The second letter, found on him at the time of his death, stated to notify his wife. Laird is buried with his wife, Florence McConaughy Goldsborough, son, Winder Goldsborough and daughter in-law, Charlotte Poole Wallace Goldsborough in their family vault.

Below are photos of the family vault.

Peter Warren's tombstone:

Peter Warren was born, raised and died in Gettysburg, PA. He served as an infantry soldier for the Union during the Civil War. He worked in an iron forge after the war, and he was also a gardener at Evergreen Cemetery.

Below is a photo of his tombstone.

Some other beautiful tombstones we photographed while walking the cemetery.

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