Bethlehem Cemetery
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Bethlehem Cemetery

Also known as Bethlehem United Church of Christ Cemetery , Zion Cemetery

Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County , Michigan, USA


Bethlehem Cemetery started out with one acre of land for this cemetery was deeded to Bethlehem Church in 1833 by Daniel Allmendinger, a prominent church member. The first burial took place in 1834 and was that of a toddler. The church and the cemetery shared land on the outskirts of Ann Arbor along Jackson Road, where both were accessible to farmers in outlying areas of Washtenaw County. As time passed, the church building moved to downtown Ann Arbor. Stones from the original church foundation can still be found on the site. The cemetery added more land over the years until today it comprises about fifty acres of land with over 8060 burials. Thousands of spaces are still available for burial.

Bethlehem Cemetery is considered to be one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Washtenaw County. It is a rural cemetery in style and has many stately trees beautifying the grounds. The cemetery originally contained the resting places of many notable German and Greek families in Ann Arbor and over the years has grown to include the burials of many other nationalities from many different heritages as well.



  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 110