Today, Allegheny Cemetery has been the choice of more than 124,000 people as their final resting place. Some had worldwide fame, others were known throughout Pittsburgh. But most were known only by the friends and family who loved them and wanted the assurance that they would be memorialized in the most caring, dignified, and respectful manner possible. Together, they make up the Allegheny Cemetery family. Currently, Allegheny Cemetery occupies a hillside tract of 300 acres. All races and religions are represented here. The cemetery has always been a model of inclusiveness. Many of the famous of Pittsburgh are buried here, those who had local wealth and power, those nationally known as Stephen Collins Foster and Lillian Russell, even founders of major industries such as Samuel Kier for petroleum and Alfred E. Hunt for aluminum. Thus, the Cemetery has the power to evoke the complex and remarkable history of this region.