From my expert on the local graveyard scene, G., comes news that there are in the neighbourhood of 10,000 people buried in the “Elm Avenue Cemetary” on University Avenue in Charlottetown just down from the Metro Credit Union. This news came as a big shock to us: I would have guessed there were, say, 150 people buried there. But we did the math: 10,000 people taking up 12 square feet is 120,000 square feet. The lot is 350 feet square, or 122,500 square feet. Crowded, but possible.
By the way, courtesy of the Travel Channel, I just learned the meaning of “Potter’s Field” — a graveyard for “unknown or indigent persons.” I always thought it was a field where people working with clay hung out and made pots and mugs together.