Old Hillside Cemetery was established on
six acres of land along Seven Persons Creek
in 1884 by Saint Barnabas Anglican Church.
Five years later a section of this parcel of
land became the Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Burials here continued until 1919 (Catholic)
and 1923 (Anglican) and was officially
closed in 1934 at which time The City of
Medicine Hat took charge of the cemetery.
All further interments were at the New
Hillside Cemetery, located west of town,
which is still in use to this day. As with all
things historical...exact dates vary from one
source to another.
And then there's that goose that kept an eye
on me while I took photos...most likely
looking for a place to build a nest.
Thanks to the Saint Barnabas Anglican
Photographed on April 22, 2017.