December 3: Chapel Hill Selection

December 3: On this date in 1849, Chapel Hill was selected by Green-Wood’s board as “the most suitable location for the erection of a chapel;” but not until 1910 would a chapel be built at Green-Wood in another location.

December 2: Nehemiah Cleaveland

December 2: On this date in 1872, the Green-Wood board of trustees voted to give historian Nehemiah Cleaveland, who chronicled the cemetery’s early years, a burial lot in recognition of his “literary services.”