# in/at the cemetery/graveyard

#### zaffy

##### Senior Member
Someone might be buried in a grave in a cemetery/graveyard, right?

However, which preposition do I pick if I say want to have a walk through a cemetery/graveyard with someone and want to meet them there? Would it matter if the meeting point was within the cemetery or in front of the gate?

I'll meet you in/at the graveyard at 5.

• #### PaulQ

##### Senior Member
I'll meet you at the graveyard at 5. = at the entrance* to the graveyard.
I'll meet you in the graveyard at 5. = inside the graveyard.

A graveyard is inside the land around a church.
A cemetery does not have a church attached to it, although it many have a small chapel.

*or other place outside the graveyard that is known to both of you.

#### zaffy

##### Senior Member
I'll meet you at the graveyard at 5. = at the entrance* to the graveyard.
I'll meet you in the graveyard at 5. = inside the graveyard.

Say there was some incident within the area of a graveyard, next to some grave. Does only "in" work?

"There was a robbery in the graveyard last night."

#### PaulQ

##### Senior Member

The "in" indicates, as I have said, inside, which, in this case, is the same as "within", and this is the information that you wish to convey.