Hrhov Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Kosice
District
Rožňava
Settlement
Hrhov
Site address
Hrhov Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.608934, 20.751423
Perimeter length
168 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Jewish section
General site condition
Jewish section within municipal cemetery. The municipal cemetery is still in use, but not the Jewish section. It is well maintained. There are occasional visitors to the section, who have left black and white stones on most of the matzevot.
Number of existing gravestones
24
Date of oldest tombstone
1831
Date of newest tombstone
1935
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is indeterminate. It is unknown which cemetery emerged first — the Jewish or the Christian. The site is now a Jewish section, which remained in use from the 1830s to the 1930s, within the municipal cemetery. The oldest preserved tombstone dates to 1831.