6. A Little Known Marble Cemetery Where President James Monroe Was Temporarily Buried

The New York Marble Cemetery, the oldest public nonsectarian cemetery was founded in 1830 in the East Village. In the 19th century, marble was used to prevent the spread of disease in the Second Avenue Cemetery, as it is also known. Because it’s only open in warm weather on certain weekend days of the year, it has remained fairly “untapped” over the years. According to the New York Marble Cemetery website, there were 2080 interments between 1830 and 1870. The last interment was in 1937.

In 1831, the 5th President of the United States, James Monroe, was buried at the Marble Cemetery, before ultimately being laid to rest in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.