South Park Street Cemetery is a historical site located in Kolkata of West Bengal. The South Park Street Cemetery is located about 15 kms from the main the city Rajpur-Sonarpur.
The South Park Street Cemetery was established in 1767 and it was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world. It was one such large cemetery outside Europe and America. Initially it was a marshy area and it was used until 1830's. Today it is a heritage site and it is under the control of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
There is a marble plaque at the entrance gate which written as 'South Park Street, opened: 1767, closed: 1790'. All the memorials located here are architecturally lavishing and details of the tombs were mentioned so clearly with different interesting professions. It would be interesting to know that the oldest grave in this graveyard or in this South Park Street Cemetery belongs to Mrs. S. Pearson who died in 1768.
South Park Cemetery can be visited during timings 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.