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O'Rorke-Catholic Cemetery

  • Address: 1101 Pender St., Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

About

In 1858 John O'Rorke, a carriage shop owner, sold a one-and-1/8-acre parcel of land to the Catholic Church for use as a cemetery. City of Raleigh records indicate 232 transient and pauper graves are located in this cemetery, now city-owned; the last known burial was March 1986. The cemetery achieved local historic recognition when it was designated a Raleigh Historic Landmark in 2010.

  • About

    In 1858 John O'Rorke, a carriage shop owner, sold a one-and-1/8-acre parcel of land to the Catholic Church for use as a cemetery. City of Raleigh records indicate 232 transient and pauper graves are located in this cemetery, now city-owned; the last known burial was March 1986. The cemetery achieved local historic recognition when it was designated a Raleigh Historic Landmark in 2010.