A Brief History:
Easton Cemetery is representative of the movement in the mid-1800s to create park-like spaces that served as burial sites and recreational opportunities. Land within the cities and towns was used for development. In the city of Easton, Dr. Traill Green recognized this need and the necessity of good sanitation. He prompted the local citizens to buy land outside what was then the city limits and Easton Cemetery was created.
In the early days visiting the cemetery on a weekend was so popular that people had to have a ticket to get in with their horse and carriage! In addition to George Taylor, signer of the Declaration of Independence, the cemetery has a long list of notable people in history with interesting stories from stage actress to politician to founder of Lafayette College.