7.  Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens: 217,000 Interments 

Mount Hebron Cemetery, a Jewish burial ground located in Flushing, Queens, has over 12,000 separate Jewish burial societies. It was established on the land that used to be home to the Spring Hill estate. Only one tombstone remains on this Willet family plot (lady of the house, Elizabeth Willet), serving as the only remaining evidence of the estates’ existence.

Mount Hebron quickly became the cemetery for the Jewish community after 80 percent of its land was sold to Jewish immigrants that had inhabited Queens during the beginning of the 20th century. Today, a couple of special sections can still be found in the cemetery including block 67, which is specifically for New York members of the Yiddish Theatre industry. Another section is made up of a large burial society for the “Workman’s Circle”— established in the early 1930’s to promote Jewish and Yiddish equality and justice. The Workman’s Circle still exists today, though it slowed down significantly in the 1960’s with the commencement of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal.