Mount Moriah Cemetery is a 380-acre cemetery located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Yeadon, Delaware County. It was established by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1855, one of several rural cemeteries developed in Philadelphia between 1845 and 1860. [9].

The cemetery has been officially closed and abandoned since 2011, [2].

The cemetery contains approximately 200,000 burials, and encompasses nearly 200 acres. [5]. The cemetery was originally 54 acres, but over time it grew to 380 acres spanning both sides of Cobbs Creek. [9].

The cemetery was largely neglected and forgotten when the last member of the original governing Mount Moriah Cemetery Association passed away a decade ago. [1]. Starting in the 1990s, maintenance of the cemetery started to falter and, in 2011, the cemetery was officially closed. [3].

Since 2011, a group of volunteers and preservationists have been slowly bringing the historic Mount Moriah Cemetery back from oblivion. [4]. The Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Inc. began working to restore the property, which had been neglected for many years. [5].

It should be noted that there is another Mount Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood, South Dakota, which is the burial place of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock and other notable figures of the Wild West. [10] Also, there is a Mount Moriah in Old City Jerusalem, which is the site of numerous biblical acts of faith and is a sacred area to Christians, Jews, and Muslims. [7].

It should also be noted that there is a funeral home and cemetery called Mt. Moriah, Newcomer and Freeman Funeral Home and Mount Moriah Cemetery South in Kansas City, Missouri, which is not related to the cemetery in Philadelphia. [8].