Kechnec Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Kosice
District
Košice-okolie
Settlement
Kechnec, Sena
Site address
Kechnec Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.555310, 21.256866
Perimeter length
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is well-maintained.
Number of existing gravestones
132
Date of oldest tombstone
1810 (the oldest found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
1925
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Yes. There is a structure on the cemetery, the function of which is unclear. It is most likely a beit-tahara.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. Given the oldest preserved tombstone dates to 1810, it can be inferred the cemetery was founded no later than the early 19th century.

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