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Cemeteries in Rockland County, New York

Clarkstown: Congers, Nanuet, New City, Rockland Lake, Upper Nyack, Valley Cottage, West Nyack

Haverstraw: Garnerville, Haverstraw, Thiells, Willow Grove

Orangetown: Blauvelt, Nyack, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill, Tappan

Ramapo: Airmont, Camp Hill, Chestnut Ridge, Hempstead, Hillburn, Ladentown, Monsey, Montebello, Mount Ivy, New Hempstead, Pomona, Ramapo, Sloatsburg, Sherwoodville, Spring Valley, Suffern, Tallman, Viola

Stony Point: Grassy Point, Stony Point, Tomkins Cove

Palisades Park System

Regions neighboring Rockland Co.

References

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This file is an attempt to list all known cemeteries in Rockland County, past and present, active and abandoned. They are listed by TOWN, then by VILLAGE and finally, alphabetically. It is not complete, but represents all that have been located in published information to date. Because descriptions in different sources are not always clear, there may be some duplicate listings under different names. For additional information consult the sources listed. Some sources list cemeteries and locations. Other list individual graves and birth and death dates. See Resources.

Additions, corrections and other reference information is welcome and appreciated. Responses should be sent to the compiler, Robert L. Protzmann, for the Genealogical Society of Rockland County. <protzy41optonline.net>

Cemetery

Location

Number of reported graves

Ownership

Current Mailing Address

Telephone

History

References

 

CLARKSTOWN

CONGERS    
Brisley Family Burial Ground

Rear of 36 Dover Road
Congers, NY

11 graves (1844-1869)

125 x 125 ft.

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Abandoned (Private)

Formerly the George Felter farm property.

2; 4, V6, p104; 20.
Snedeker Graves

Old Haverstraw Road and Lake Road
near Congers Methodist Church
Congers, NY

4 graves (1810-1856)

20 x 15 ft.

Congers United Methodist Church

Congers-Lake Road
Congers, NY

(Formerly reported as "South side of the Swamp Road, a few hundred ft West of the Congers Church")

2; 4, V6, p82; 20.
Waring Family Graves

Off Congers Road, on Cropsey Farm
Opposite Garecht /Garret Road
Congers, NY

4 graves (1841-1842)

10 x 10 ft.

Abandoned (Private) 2; 20.
DeBaun/Swartwout BG

Congers Lake Memorial Park
north of parking lot
Congers, NY

38 graves (1831-1878)

75 x 100 ft.

Abandoned.

Town of Clarkstown

2; 4, V6, p79; 20.
Van Houten, Howard Graves

ca. 1 mi N of Congers Rd, on Ridge Road
(New City) Congers, NY

6 graves

15 x 25 ft.

Deserted Cemetery 7, V4, p36; 20.
Vanderbilt, Van Houten, etc. Graves

Congers, NY
diag across street from one above

9 graves listed

40 x 40 ft.

Deserted Cemetery  

7, V4, p36; 20.

NANUET    
Mount Rest

Middletown Road and Church Street

Nanuet, NY

  21.
Nanuet (True Reformed Church) Cemetery

Corner of South Middletown Road and Church Street, rear of gas station.
Nanuet, NY

170 graves (1827-1969)

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St. Paul’s Church

New City, NY 10956

2; 4, Vol 2.
Nanuet Cemetery (New Section)

Adjoining, south of True Reformed Church Cemetery (Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery)
Middletown Road
Nanuet, NY

645 graves

200 x 600 ft.

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Office Address

Town of Clarkstown
Joel J. Epstein
Code and Zoning Enforcement Officer//Community Liaison
Town of Clarkstown, Office of the Zoning Administrator (Town Attorney's Office)
10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY  10956

Phone:845-639-2141   Fax: 845-639-2189
E-Mail: j.epsteinclarkstown.org

1; 2; 7, V4,

p 1-19; 20.

St. Agatha Cemetery

Off Duryea Lane (Highland Avenue)
about 0.5 mile south of Convent Road

170 graves (1891-1984)

200 x 125 ft.

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St. Agatha Home

135 Convent Road
Nanuet, NY

845-623-3461

2; 20.
St. Anthony’s Church Cemetery

Old West Nyack Road
Opposite College Road
Nanuet, NY

1899 - present

5 acres

St. Anthony’s Church

Rectory
34 East Rt 59A
Nanuet, NY

845-623-2138

1;2; 20
Saint Paul’s High View Cemetery

South Middletown Road
Nanuet, NY

adj Nanuet Cemetery

300 x 600 ft.

Active

St Paul’s Luthern Church
323 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956

845-634-5574

1; 20
NEW CITY    
Slave Burial Ground

South Little Tor Road

New City, NY

Outside fence of Martinus-Hogencamp Cemetery 21.
Brouwer/Furman Graves

South Little Tor Road
New City, NY

4 graves (1876-1881)

10 x 10 ft.

Abandoned

outside of fence, of Martinus-Hogencamp Cemetery

 

2; 20.
Brouwer Family Burial Ground

Rear of Germond’s Church Cemetery (Kings Highway)
39 West Germonds Road
New City, NY 10956

9 graves (1801-1860)

50 x 50 ft.

Germonds Presbyterian Church

39 West Germonds Road
New City, NY 10956

2; 4, V6, p119; 20.
Conklin/Snedeker/Springstead Burial Ground

Formerly on Fred Jones Farm
New City, NY 10956

12 graves (1837-1887)

Abandoned (dis-interred)

(On the farm of Frank Jones, on the Long Clove Road)

re-interred to Oak Hill Cemetery

2; 5, V9.
Davy/Goetschius/Nash/

Rothhaubt Burial Ground
formerly 647 South Mountain Road
Centenary (New City), NY

4 graves

Abandoned (dis-interred)

re-interred Brick Church Cemetery

2, 5.
Deming Castle

591 South Mountain Road
New City, NY 10956

2 graves

Abandoned 2.
Dutcher Burial Plot

115-137 South Mountain Road
New City, NY 10956

5 graves (1849-1854)

Private property, owned by:

Dale Robertson

137 South Mountain Road
New City, NY 10956

2.
Garrison/Kendall/Youman Burial Ground

Congers Road, New City, NY
north of Town Office Building

16 graves (1825-1921)

75 x 75 ft.

Abandoned

Town of Clarkstown

2; 7, V3; 20.
Germonds Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Adjacent to Germond’s Presbyterian Church

39 W. Germonds Road (formerly Church Street)
New City, NY 10956

ca. 1200 graves (1860-present)

300 x 1800 ft.

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Superintendent

2 Steephill Rd.
Nanuet, NY 10954

845-623-3779

 http://www.germondschurch.org/germonds-cemetery/ Official website including link to spreadsheet of all interments

1; 7, V3, p1-18; 20.
Jersey/Stevens/Helms Burial Ground

184 N. Little Tor Road
New City, NY

15 graves (1821-1879)

Private

(on property of Dr. Bert Feldman), in fields, ca. 0.5 mi NW of New City

2; 4 V6, p130.
Jones/Green Burial Ground

8 Parkway Drive
New City, NY 10956

33 graves (1796-1888)

Abandoned (Private) 2.
Knapp Burial Plot

1 High Tor Road
Centenary (New City), NY

12 graves

Abandoned (Private)

Adjacent to Van Orden Burial Ground.

2; 5, V7, P265.
Knapp/Nash Burial Plot

12 graves (1829-1894)

Lost, location unknown 2.
Martinus-Hogencamp Cemetery

South Little Tor Road
New City, NY

opposite Collyer Avenue
next to Park Evangelical Church

329 graves (1723-1987)

200 x 200 ft.

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Active.

Martinus-Hogencamp Cemetery Association.

Same as Martine in Budke (?)

2; 4, V2; 20; 21.
New City Burial Ground

next to Wood/Blauvelt Stevens

Congers Road
New City, NY

47 graves (1733-1863)

Cemetery removed, 1966.

Location of re-interments unknown

2.
Old Cemetery at New City

Opposite Town Hall
Congers Road

New City, NY

76 graves listed

May be same as above. 5, V8; 7, V3; 8.
Old Wood Burying Ground

New City, NY

Abandoned 2.
Onderdonck Graves

Off New Hempstead Road
East of 1 Lyndhaven Drive
New City, NY 10956

2 graves (1837-1849)

10 x 10 ft.

Private Property, owned by:

Jeffrey M. Plain

1 Lyndhaven Dr
New City, NY 10956

2; 4, V6, p124; 20.
Summit Park Cemetery

New Hempstead Rd.
just east of Pennington Way
Spring Valley, NY

87 of 863 graves listed.

200 x 200 ft.

Active.

Summit Park Cemetery, Inc.

1; 5, V7, p. 207; 20.
Trumper /Van Orden

Off Old Rt 304 (Short Clove Rd)
Centenary, (New City) NY

23 graves (1847-1918)

125 x 75 ft.

Abandoned, N side of road near Stagg’s Corner, in Clarkstown. 4, V6, p107; 20.
Van Houten Family Burial Plot

East of # 87 Ridge Road
New City, NY 10956

10 graves (1844-1907)

Van Houten Family (Private) 2; 4, V6, p105.
Van Houten/Howard Burial Ground

74 Ridge Road
New City, NY 10956

6 graves (1841-1890)

Private Property, owned (1976) by:

Mr. and Mrs. Herb Partridge

74 Ridge Road
New City, NY 10956

2; 4, V6, p104.
Van Orden Burial Ground

1 High Tor Road
Centenary (New City), NY

near former Centenary M.E. Church

2 graves (1833-1908)

28 graves listed

Abandoned (Private), about 500 ft north of the Road. 2; 5, V9.
William’s Grave

Rear of 3 Muller Court
New City, NY 10956

1 grave (1902)

Sisters of St Augustine’s Catholic Church 2.
Wood/Blauvelt/Stevens BG

north side, Congers Road
New City, NY

opposite Town Office Building

29 graves

Inactive 2.
Yeomans/Townsend/

Hermf Burial Ground

121 Ridge Road
1500 feet west of Rt 304
New City, NY

8 graves (1863-1908)

15 x 25 ft.

William and Julia Berkery

121 Ridge Road
New City, NY 10956

2; 4, V6, p106; 20.
Youmans Graves

Rear of former Centenary ME Church

2 graves (1832-1854)

Centenary ME Church 2.
Small Graveyard

Clarkstown

N side of South Mountain Road, , near Stagg’s Corner. 4, V6, p106.
ROCKLAND LAKE    
Gethsemane Cemetery

North of Rockland Lake State Park, off loop road

Rockland Lake, NY

168 graves (1905-present)

500 x 500 ft.

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St Paul’s Church

82 Lake Road West
Congers, NY

845-268-4464

2; 20.
Perry/Trumper Burial Ground

Possibly under Rt 9W
Rockland Lake, NY

15 graves (1829-1914)

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Lost, exact location unknown.

On W side of road from S end of Rockland Lake to Valley Cottage, short distance from shore, in sight of lake.

2; 5, V9.
Wells Family Burial Ground

Off Lake Road, Rockland State Park
North of Knickerbocker Fire House

Rockland Lake, NY

21 graves (1831-1874)

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Abandoned, Palisades Interstate Park Commission 2; 5, V9.
UPPER NYACK    
M. Cornelison property

Nyack area, near Upper Nyack Cemetery

Records lost.

Black cemetery

2.
Old Upper Nyack Cemetery

Old Mountain Road
Upper Nyack

about 300 ft west of Broadway

66 graves (1731 - 1862)

125 x 125 ft.

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Abandoned, on old dirt road off Broadway.

Also known as Old Mountain Road Cemetery.

2; 7, V2,

p. 1-2; 21.

Burial Ground

Upper Nyack, NY

 

 

4, V6, p115.
VALLEY COTTAGE    
Johnson Burial Ground

Off Mountain View Avenue
South of Christian Herald Road
100 ft south of water tower
Valley Cottage, NY

14 graves (1813-1899)

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Abandoned (Owner Unknown) 2; 5, V9.
Barmore Family Burial Ground

Location has been lost, probably off Lake Road

On former Barmore Farm

Valley Cottage, NY

4 graves (1838-1855)

15 x 15 ft.

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Lost

On road leading from S end of Rockland Lake to Valley Cottage, E of road, Reed Property.

2; 4, V9; 20.
Lake Avenue Chapel

Off Lake Road
Valley Cottage, NY
just east of Rt 303 intersection
opposite Elim Gospel Church

5 graves (1854-1879)

Search

Abandoned (Private) 2.
Snyder Cemetery

West Side of Kings Highway
Valley Cottage, NY

Semi-active

143 graves (1773-1976)

150 x 150 ft.

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Snyder Cemetery Association 2; 4, V6, p120; 20.
WEST NYACK    
Clarkstown Reformed Church Cemetery

Adj to site of original church

East side of Germonds Road, just S of Bardonia Road, N of Huested Lane

275 graves (from 1705)

100 x 350 ft.

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In limited current use

Clarkstown Reformed Church Office

107 Strawtown Rd.
W. Nyack, NY 10994

845-358-4320

Also called Germonds Road Cemetery, First Reformed Protestant Dutch Chuech of New Hempstead Churchyard.

1; 2; 4, V2; 21.
Clarkstown Reformed Church

Death Records

see Budke Collection 5, V9.
Mount Moor Cemetery

North of Rt 59
West Nyack, NY

In Parking lot of Palisades Center Mall

Active, Black Cemetery

82 graves (1848-1986)

200 x 150 ft.

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Mount Moor Cemetery Association, Inc. (since 1940)

1 Milford La.
Suffern, NY 10901

1; 2; 4, V6, p131; 20; 21.
Nyack Rural Cemetery

North Side, Rt 59
West Nyack, NY

268 graves (1837-1977)

2600 x 300 ft.

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"Ownership has been turned over to the town" according to Nancy Raffaele 2012.05.02. 1; 2; 7, V2, p7-9; 20.
Nyack Rural Cemetery

North side, Rt 59, East of Lumber Co
West Nyack, NY

67 graves

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"Ownership has been turned over to the town" according to Nancy Raffaele 2012.05.02.

4

2; 7, V7,

p5-6; 20.

 

HAVERSTRAW

GARNERVILLE    
Small Burial Plot

Garnerville

In a field, opposite School #3. 4, V6, p124.
Public Cemetery

Garnerville, NY

72 graves (1825-1853)*

100 x 150 ft.

Public, Abandoned (Garnerville, near W. Haverstraw RR Station). 19.
Small Graveyard

Garnerville, NY

E end of the printworks, site of 1790 Presbyterian Church. 4, V6, p109.
Calico Hill Cemetery

E of Printworks

Garnerville

150 x 10 ft.

Abandoned. 20.
Felter and Gurnee Plots

Garnerville, NY

11 graves (1817-1879)*

10 x 5 ft

Private 19.
Brewster and Burns Graves

69 North Main

Garnerville, NY

4 graves (1794-1798)

50 x 50 mft

Private 19.
HAVERSTRAW    
Graveyard in Field South side of the road forming the division line between Haverstraw and Stony Point, ca. 0.5 mi N of Thiells Station.  

4, V6, p92.

Baum Family Plot

off Route 202, SE of St. Peter’s
Haverstraw

0.5 acre

Active, 1967.

oldest known Jewish cemetery in Rockland Co.

20. H31.
Benson Burial Plot

In woods, of Rt 202, near Industrial Plant.

10 x 10 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 20.
Congregation Sons of Jacob

Rt 202
Adj to Mt Repose
Haverstraw, NY

1 acre

Active, 1967. 20.
Felter Family Burial Plot

Haverstraw Twp

N side of the road, top of the second hill, W of the intersection of the road from Haverstraw to Mt Ivy and the road passing School #3, at Garnerville. 4, V6, p99.
Single Grave Former burial ground on the N side of road from Haverstraw to Mt Ivy, a short distance W of the intersection above. 4, V6, p10.
St. Peter's Cemetery

Rt. 9W
Haverstraw, NY 10927

Adjacent to Mt. Repose

12 acres

Active

St. Peter’s Church

845-429-4811

1,3; 20.
3 graves

Haverstraw Twp

In a field, W side of road from Haverstraw to Mt Ivy, 0.5 mi E of Gurnee’s Corner. 4, V6, p100.
4 graves

Haverstraw Twp.

In a field, W of the road along the mountain, 1 mi W of Thiells Station. 4, V6, p100.
Family Burial Plot W of road from Stony Point to Haverstraw, at top of hill, where road rises for crossing ravine of Cedar Pond Brook, south of the ravine. 4, V6, p135.
Mount Repose Cemetery

Rts 202 and 9W
Haverstraw, NY

1780-present

45 graves listed in Budke

40 acres (1852 - )

Over 20,000 burials

Rtes. 202 & 9W
Haverstraw, NY 10927

845-429-8383

1; 4, V9; 7, V5, p1-82; 20; 21.
Old DeNoyelles Burial Ground

Haverstraw

Formerly on the Riverbank at Haverstraw. Demolished. 4, V6, p97.
THIELLS    
Abandoned Cemetery

Call Hollow Road near Dan Conklin place

20 x 20 ft.

Abanoned 20.
Barnes Family Burial Plot

In field, 0.75 mi N of Thiells Corners, SE side of Road

Thiells Corners

20 graves (1826-1888)*

35 x 35 ft

Private, Abandoned.

0.75 mi N of Thiells Corners, on a turn of the highway, S and E of the road.

4, V6, p141; 19; 20.
Barnes & Thiells Family Burial Ground

300 ft NE of Filor’s Lane

40 ft W of road

Thiells

40 x 50 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

Surrounded by high cedar trees.

(same as above ?)

20.
Family Burial Ground

Thiells, NY

In a field, W side of road from Stony Point to Thiells, ca. 1 mi N of Thiells. 4, V6, p143.
Burial Plot In a field, a few hundred ft E of the road running from Thiells Corners and about 0.25 mi N of the corner. 4, V6, p144.
Burial Ground Abandoned, Thiells, NY, on hillside, a few hundred ft NW of the Mill and on the N side of the road leading up the hill. 4, v6, p145.
Letchworth Valley Group

6 graves (1916-1917)*

30 x 30 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 19; 20.
Letchworth Village Cemetery

1800 ft NW of Call Hollow and Haverstraw Town Roads

Willow Grove

100 x 800 ft.

Active, 1967. 20.
Phillips and Knapp

S side Hammond Rd, 0.5 mi N of Thiells Post Office, Letchworth Village

Thiells, NY

35 Graves (1835-1879)*

100 x 25 ft

Public Cemetery, Abandoned 19.
Phillips Burial Grounds

1500 ft. N Stony Point Town and Hammond Roads

Thiells

60 graves (1828-1905)

125 x 100 ft.

Public, Abandoned. 19; 20.
Rall Burial Plot

200 ft. from Infirmary

Letchworth Village

4 graves (1820-1831)*

20 x 20 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

No stones.

19; 20.
Mary E. Secor Grave

Letchworth Village

Thiells, NY

3 graves (1851)*

25 x 25 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 19; 20.
Thiells and McKensie

Thiells, NY

4 graves (1828-1844)

10 x 10 ft

Private, Abandoned. 19; 20.
Thiells, Jones, Knapp and Dater Graves

Thiells, NY

4 (or 19) graves (1828-1838)

20 x 20 ft

Private, Abandoned. 19.
Jones & Knapp

Field E of Hammond Rd,

N Rockland School Dist Prop

25 x 25 ft.

Abandoned

(same as above ?)

20.
WILLOW GROVE    
Babcock Grave

1 grave (1853)

8 x 4 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 19.

 

ORANGETOWN

BLAUVELT    
Blauvelt/Tallman Graves

Blauvelt, NY

6 graves listed

8 graves (1797-1837)*

32 x 51 ft.

E of and near the tracks of the West Shore RR, about 0.5 mi N of Blauvelt Station, W of Rt 303. 5, V9; 19; 20.
Greenbush Presbyterian Churchyard

Western Highway

Blauvelt, NY

111 graves listed

250 x 250 ft.

Active, 1967.

also called Blauvelt Cemetery

5, V7, p194; 7, V4, p 24-30; 20.

 

Jewish Cemetery

Van Wyck Road

Blauvelt, NY

Active

Adj to St. Catherine’s Cemetery

(see below)

23.
St. Catherine’s Cemetery

Van Wyck Ave at Blauvelt Road

(Orangeville) Blauvelt

400 x 500 ft.

Active 20.
St. Dominic’s Convent Cemetery

Western Highway

Blauvelt, NY

200 x 300 ft.

Active, 1967

Burial ground for nuns at convent, and possibly orphans.

20; 23.
NYACK    
Oak Hill Cemetery

West side, Rt 9W

Nyack, NY

1840-present (> 2000 graves)

Includes: 66 Ancient Graves from Presbyterian Cemetery near Nyack Baptist Church and from Cornelison’s Point.

200 acres

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Active

140 N. Highland Ave.

Nyack, NY 10960

845-358-0012

1;2; 5 V7, p. 260; 5, V8, V9; 20.
Oak Hill Ancient Plots

(see above, in NW corner)

71 gravestones (1804-1906)

100 x 30 ft.

 

Removals from Nyack Baptist grounds 21.
Presbyterian Cemetery

Nyack, NY

ca. 50 burials to 1850

Removed to Oak Hill, 1869 2; 11; 17.
ORANGEBURG    
Gesner and Conklin Family Burial Ground

Orangeburg

  4, V6, p74.
Orangeburg-Clausland

Opposite Volkswagen Plant

Old Western Hwy and Mountain View Road, opp. Mountain View Hotel

Orangeburg, NY

216 rec. graves (1755-1926)*

220 x 590 ft.

Public, Abandoned. 7, V4, p20-23; 19; 20; 21.
Rockland State Hospital

Orangeburg, NY

5 acres

Active, 1967. 20.
St. Agnes Convent Cemetery

Kings Highway

4 acres

Active, 1967. 20.
PALISADES    
Palisades Cemetery

Palisades, NY

4 acres

Active.

Once known as Lawrence Cemetery, rear of former George Brown house. Begun in 1774 and enlarged several times. 1964, purchased by Adolfo F. Lucas, of Brooklyn. Maintained by P.L.O.T. (Palisades Lot Owners Tribute Care Fund)

4. (BC38), V2; 20; 24.
PEARL RIVER    
Blauvelt Cemetery

E side of South Middletown Road, S side of Gilbert Avenue,

Pearl River, NY.

Private, Disappeared.

Replaced by house.

6.
Bogert Burial Plot

Middletown Road (between two shopping centers), head of E Washinton Avenue

10 graves (1805 - 1907)

20 x 30 ft.

Private, Abandoned

Owned by Town of Orangetown

Bogert Family, lived across street.

4, V6, p125; 7, V4, p 46; 19; 20.
Middletown Burying Ground

Old Middletown Road
E of Medical Arts Building
Pearl River, NY

ca. 56 graves (1799-1853)+ 13 moved to Pearl River Cem

200 x 60 ft.

Private, Abandoned

Owned by Town of Orangetown.

1797, opened by Middletown Baptist Church.

4, V2; 6; 19; 21.
Nauraushaun Burying Ground

Bank of Hackensack River
2 mi S of Van Houten Mills
Sickel Road
Pearl River, NY.

3 recorded graves (ca. 1791)

Private, totally disappeared, covered by Lake Tappan Reservoir.

Re-Interred in Orangeburg Clausland Cemetery.

4; 7, V4, p 31-36; 19.
Old Sonssont Cemetery

Middletown Road

Pearl River, NY

Formerly family cemetery. 7, V4, p45.
Pearl River Cemetery (formerly Rockland Cemetery)

John St, S of Franklin Ave.
Pearl River, NY

sev hundred graves (1771-present).

200 x 300 ft.

Only active cemetery in Pearl River, in 1972. West of John Street, behind Franklin Avenue School.

1853, founded by Middletown Baptist Church, to replace the full cemetery next to the church. Sold by church and privately owned. 1973, planned to be turned over to Pearl River Cemetery Association (founded 1948)

Called Rockland Cemetery during 19th Century, re-named, 1880.

1; 4, V2; 7, V4, p37-44; 20.
Temple Israel Memorial Park

Adj. St. Catherine’s

Van Wyck Road at Blauvelt Road (Orangeville) Pearl River

600 x 350 ft.

Active 20.
Quackenbush Burial Vault

N of Crooked Hill Road, W. of North Highland Avenue, on a hillside, in stone wall.

Site still exists, on former Quackenbush farm, privately owned.

All remains removed in 1950’s and lost. Vault Sealed.

 

6.

Van Houten-Sickeltown Cemetery

Between Sickeltown Road and Hackensack River

(0.25 mi N of Van Houten Corners)

(Blauvelt) Pearl River, NY

ca. 164 graves (1756 - 1939)*

120 x 130 ft.

 

Private, Abandoned, owned by Town of Orangetown.

Also called Sickeltown Cemetery

 

4, V2; 6; 19; 20; 21.

Family Graveyard On the bank of the Hackensack River, ca. 0.5 mi south of bridge; formerly known as Van Houten’s Mills  

4, V6, p75.

Slave Burying Ground

Woods, S of Gilbert Avenue, near Uris, Blue Hills Building.

Pearl River, NY

 

Disappeared.

6.
PIERMONT    
Rockland Cemetery

Piermont, NY

121 graves listed

  4, V7, p.212.

CHECK

Baptist Churchyard Cemetery

Piermont, NY

Site is presently Piermont Village Hall. The small cemetery was in it’s rear. Tombstones used by local residents for walks and patios. 22.
SOUTH NYACK    
John Gesner Farm

burials in 1810

South Nyack

Location unknown 2.
SPARKILL    
Rockland Cemetery

Mount Nebo, off Kings Hwy.

Sparkill, NY 10976

1847-present

150 acres

Kings Hwy.

Sparkill, NY 10976

845-359-0172

1, 7, V2,

p 14-44; 18; 20; 21.

TAPPAN    
Tappan Reformed Church Cemetery

Adjacent to church

Old Tappan Road at Greenbush Rd
Tappan, NY

93 graves (1757-1899, (old))*

110 x 350 ft. (old)

437 graves (new)

325 x 900 ft.

Active

32 Old Tappan Rd.
Tappan, NY 10983

845-359-1694

1; 7, p. 1-4 (old), p. 5-38 (new); 19 (old); 4, V2.
Masonic Burial Ground

Cemetery Road, off Western Highway

Tappan, NY

200 x 200 ft.

 

Active, 1967.

North of Tappan DRC.

20; 23.
Old Tappan Cemetery

Tappan, NY

390 graves (1760-1890)*

150 x 150 ft.

Public, Abandoned. 19.
Andre Monument

Tappan, NY

former grave of Maj Andre, 1780.

 

 

 

19.

 

RAMAPO

AIRMONT    
Airmont Lutheran Cemetery

Airmont, NY

5 acres

Active

3 Church Road
Suffern, NY 10901

845-357-3344

3; 20.
CAMP HILL    
Unknown Burial Plots

Camp Hill, NY

20 x 20 ft

Abandoned, Private.

No readable stones.

19.
Abrams Burial Plot

E side, Quaker Road, 0.5 mi N of Camp Hill Road

Camp Hill, NY

6 graves (1857-1880)*

25 x 30 ft

Private

E side of road, short distance S of Quaker Meeting House on Camp Hill

4, V6, p124, 19; 20.
Bishop Family Burial Plot

Camp Hill Rd, 0.5 mi N of Rt 202

Camp Hill

50 x 50 ft.

1 mi W of Mt Ivy RR Station 4, V6, p103; 20.
Thomas Babcock Burial Ground

Camp Hill

15 graves (field stones)

50 x 20 ft

Private Abandoned. 19; 20.
(Jackie) Jones Family BG

Jerome L. Hastings Farm

Camp Hill, NY

3 graves listed, 6 field stones

50 x 20 ft.

Private, Abandoned 4, V9; 19; 20.
J. Jones Family Burial Ground

Camp Hill Rd, 0.25 mi S of Rt 202, on Hastings Place

Camp Hill

25 x 25 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

(probably same as above ?)

20.
Quaker Church Burial Grounds

Quaker Road, rear of former church

20 graves (1833-40)*

40 x 40 ft.

Public, Abandoned. 19; 20.
Seemans Farm

Camp Hill Road

Camp Hill

6 field stones

30 x 30 ft.

Poor Cemetery, Abandoned. 19; 20.
CHESTNUT RIDGE    
Colored Cemetery

2000 ft. W of Rt 45 on Hungary Hollow Road

Chestnut Ridge (former S Spring Valley)

50 x 100 ft.

Abandoned 20.
HEMPSTEAD    
Maple Grove Cemetery

Viola Rd at Golden Rd.
East of the high school
Hempstead, NY

? 1.
HILLBURN    
Colored Cemetery

near 6th Street (intersection of Rt 59 and Rt 17)
Hillburn, NY

10 graves (< 1905 - 1926)

35 x 35 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

1967- Property of Mountain Spring Co

20; 21.
LADENTOWN    
Allison & Secor Burial Ground

Ladentown, NY

10 graves (1846-1918)*

40 x 40 ft

Private, Abandoned 19; 20.
Laden Burial Ground

Ladentown, NY

In a field, a short distance W of Ladentown. 4, V6, p98.
Ladentown Cemetery

Ramapo Twp.

225 x 75 ft.

Active, 1967.

On the road westward from the village, a short distance W of the Main Road. On a dirt road.

4, V6, p101; 7; V2, p3-4; 20.
Family Burial Ground

Ladentown, NY

0.5 mi NE of Ladentown. 4, V6, p114.
Seaman Burial Ground

Ladentown

20 graves (1833-1879)*

25 x 25 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 19; 20.
Ike Secor

Lime Hollow Trail

Ladentown

35 graves (no markings)

50 x 50 ft.

Poor Cemetery, Abandoned. 19; 20.
MONSEY    
Ascension Cemetery

Monsey, NY

1960-present

650 Saddle River Rd.
Monsey, NY 10952

845-352-7220

1.
Monsey Cemetery

Upper Saddle River Road and Maple Avenue

300 x 200 ft.

180 graves

Active, 1967. 4, V2; 20.
MONTEBELLO    
Viola Rd. Cemetery

Montebello, NY

? 1.
MOUNT IVY    
3 Graves in Field

Mount Ivy, NY

3 graves (1813-1835)

10 x 10 ft

Private, Abandoned. 19.
Coe and Gurnee Burial Plots

In woodland, 0.5 mi N of English Church, near Old Schoolhouse Road and Rt 45.

Mount Ivy, NY

25 graves (1765-1912)*

75 x 75 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

A few hundred ft west of RR station

4, V6, p72; 19; 20; 21.
Gurnee Family Plot

Rt 45, 1 mi S Conklin Fruit Stand

Mount Ivy

2 graves

Private, Abandoned. 20.
Gurnee Burial Ground

South Mountain Road

Mount Ivy

50 x 50 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

Former Mobry-Clarke Property

20.
Sutter Farm

700 ft N of Camp Hill Road
Mount Ivy, NY

Single Grave (1859)

10 x 20 ft

Location unknown

Private, Abandoned.

Grave of John Sutter.

5, V9; 19; 20.
NEW HEMPSTEAD    
Coe Family Plot

New Hempstead, NY

In field, 0.5 mi north of the English Church, Ramapo Twp.. 4, V6, p62.
Community Synagogue Cemetery

Cloverdale Lane
New Hempstead, NY

52 burials, 1978-90

  26.
POMONA    
Conklin Burial Plot

E side, Rt 45
Gordon Conklin Place
Pomona, NY

25 x 25 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 4, V6, p108; 20.
Old Burial Ground

Five Points Mission Farm
Pomona, NY

75 x 25 ft.

NE corner of Mission Farm,

Presently a golf course.

4, V6, p129; 20.
RAMAPO    
Ramapo Cemetery

Ramapo, NY

0.5 acre

Next to Ramapo Presbyterian Church, on the state road (Rt 17).  

1, 7, V3, p34-44; 14; 20.

Ancient Burial Ground

Ramapo Twp.

Opposite Sterlington RR Station, on a high bank, S of the road, a few hundred ft S of the station, toward Ramapo. 4, V6, p136.
Cemetery at Ramapo

152 graves listed.

  4, V9.
SLOATSBURG    
Sloatsburg Cemetery

Sloatsburg

3000 x 1500 ft.

Active 20.
Sloatsburg ME Church Cemetery

Rear of Church

Sloatsburg

2 graves

Abandoned 20.
SHERWOODVILLE    
Wesley Chapel Churchyard

500 ft. W Rt 202 and 22.
Sherwoodville
Ramapo, NY

111 graves listed

100 x 200 ft.

Active, 1967. 4, V7, p.201; 7, v2, p 10-14; 10; 20.
SPRING VALLEY    
Scotland Hill Burial Ground

Off South Pascack Valley Road
South of Birchwood Avenue
Spring Valley/Clarkstown

12 graves (1749-1839)

100 x 100 ft.

Abandoned, On the former farm of Albert Hopper. 1 mile west of Nanuet. 2; 4, V6, p. 65; 20.
Brick Church Cemetery or

Reformed Church of W. Hempstead Cemetery

221 Brick Church Rd at Rt 306.
(Viola Rd and Spring Valley Rd)
Spring Valley, NY

643 graves listed

2.5 acres (old) (1774 - )

30 acres (new)

Active

220 Brick Church Rd.

Spring Valley, NY 10977

845-354-6785

1; 2; 5, V7, p150; 20; 21.
Congregation Sons of Isreal of Spring Valley

Brick Church Road

East of Rt 306, adj to Brick Church Cemetery

Spring Valley, NY

0.5 acre

735 burials, 1907-90

Active, 1967. 20, 26.
Congregation Sons of Isreal of Suffern

Montebello Road
Adj to above.

300 x 200 ft.

193 burials, 1927-91

Active, 1967. 20, 26.
Chevra Kadisha

Brick Church Road

31 burials, 1969-90

  26.
De Ronde Burial Ground

Spring Valley, NY

75 x 200 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

1 mi N of Spring Valley on road to English Church (Rt 45).

1967 - property of Dr. Henry Kaplan and Jerome Brown.

 

4, V6, p76; 20.

Gates of Zion

Brick Church Road
Ramapo, NY

110 burials, 1978-91

  26.
Jewish Community Center Cemetery

Adj to Brick Church Cemetery

Spring Valley

200 x 200 acre

489 burials, 1920-90

 

Active 1967.

20., 26
Jewish Memorials of Rockland

 

15 State St.

Spring Valley, NY 10977

 

1.

Knights of Pythias

Brick Church Road
Ramapo, NY

56 burials, 1970-90

   

26.

Russian Orthodox Cemetery

(Novo Diveevo)

Smith Road at Convent Road
Spring Valley, NY

5000 graves (1950-present)

Active 3.
Small Family Plot

Spring Valley, NY

In the Salvation Army Park, ca. 1 mi S of Spring Valley, Lakeside School grounds 4, V6, p126.
Salvation Army Farm Cemetery

next to Lakeside School

Route 45

Spring Valley, NY

7 graves (1830 - 1923)

20 x 20 ft.

near Scotland Road 21.
Tallman Family Burial Ground

Lakeside School property

Rt 45, Spring Valley

25 x 25 ft.

Active, 1967. 20.
Workmen’s Circle Cemetery

Adj to Brick Church Cemetery
Brick Church Road
Spring Valley, NY

200 x 300 ft.

174 burials, 1929-90

Active, 1967. 20, 26.
Outside Workmans’s Circle

Brick Church Road

80 burials, 1904-91

  26.
SUFFERN    
Sherwood Family Burial Ground

Suffern, NY

0.25 acre

Private, Abandoned.

On a sandy knoll, beside Mahwah Creek, 2 mi N of Suffern, E of Valley Road and a little S of road leading to Viola.

4, V6, p132; 20.
TALLMAN    
Small Cemetery

Tallman, NY

S side of Nyack, Turnpike (RT 59). 4, V6, p127.
Tallman Cemetery

Main highway to Suffern
Tallman, NY

Opposite Church 7, V3, p18-21.
Evergreen Cemetery

Rt 59, opp. Tallman Bible Church

700 x 2000 ft.

Active, 1967. 20.
VIOLA    
Cedars of Lebanon Cemetery

Viola Road
500 ft. W of Methodist Church

120 x 300 ft.

Active, 1967. 20.
Churchyard of the Baptist Church

Viola Road
W of Morgan’s Corner
Viola, NY

200 x 350 ft.

Active, 1967.

1 mi W of Viola

4, V6, p90; 20.
Cemetery at Masonicus

Airmont Road

Viola, Ramapo Twp, NY

A short distance W of the Lutheran Church 4, V6, p83.
Rockland County Cemetery/Veteran’s Cemetery

Rockland County Community College grounds

Viola Road

Viola, NY

2 acres

Active 1; 20.
Viola Cemetery S side of road, short distance W of Viola 4, V6, p95.
County Welfare Cemetery

Potters Field

Rockland Community College Grounds, adj to Veteran’s Cemetery.

Viola, NY

75 x 400 ft.

Active, 1967. 20.

 

STONY POINT

GRASSY POINT    
Waldron Cemetery

Grassy Point

100 graves (1804-1872)*

150 x 50 ft.

Private, Abandoned. Entrance on S side of East Main Street, W of RR overpass. Near Penny Bridge. One of oldest in Stony Point Twp. (Contains Brewsters.) 4, V6, p66; 5; 19; 20; 21.
STONY POINT    
Abandoned Cemetery

Stony Point Park
Stony Point, NY

6 graves (1811-1815)*

10 x 12 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 19; 20.
Abandoned Cemetery

350 ft. SE of Beaver Pond Dam

5 graves (field stones)

10 x 20 ft.

Poor Cemetery, Abandoned. 19.
Babcock, Odell, Baisley Graves

E of Gate Hill Cemetery
Gate Hill Road

0.25 acre

Private, Abandoned.

(Adjacent to Jones Cemetery, below)

19; 20.
Blanchard Burial Ground

Rt 210
Stony Point Dr and Pine Meadow Rd
Gate Hill, NY

9 graves (1845-1875)*

50 x 50 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

(near Dikens Burial Plot)

19; 20.
Burn & Thiell Family Burial Ground

at Marian Shrine
Stony Point, NY

30 graves (1812-1895)*

40 x 50 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

300 ft. NE of Filors Lake & 40 ft. West of road.

19.
Old Bulson Cemetery

Bulsontown Road
Stony Point, NY

40 graves (1812-1904)*

75 x 50 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

75 ft E of Mary Lent house.

19; 20.
Cedar Hill Cemetery

Crickettown Road
Stony Point

50 x 50 ft.

Active, 1967. 20.
Crickett Town Road Cemetery

0.25 mi N of Rt 202
Stony Point, NY

20 graves (1821-1880)*

30 x 50 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

0.25 mi W of Presbyterian Church

19; 20.
Dikens Burial Plot

Rt 210, 800 ft. SW intersection Stony Point Rd, S of Gate Hill.

Stony Point, NY

1 grave (1829), 8 x 4 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

400 ft SW of Lent Home (1936).

19; 20.
Casselee-Hoyt Cemetery

Rt 9W, 1 mi N of former Tomkins Cove School

100 x 100 ft.

Active, 1967. 20.
James & DeCamp Burial Ground

Crickettown Road
Stony Point, NY

13 graves (1850-1861)*

50 x 75 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 19; 20.
Job DeCamp Graves

Adler Place, 2 mi N of Thiells
Stony Point, NY

4 graves, plus vault

25 x 25 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

Fehsal Property.

19; 20.
Call Family Burial Ground

near Willow Grove Schoolhouse
E of Willow Grove Rd.
Stony Point, NY.

12 graves listed (1840-1852)*

30 x 40 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

Babcocks, Calls

5, V9; 19; 20.
Gate Hill Cemetery

1 mi. W of former Willow Grove School

50 x 50 ft.

Active, 1967. 20.
Jones, Allison Graves

W side of road from Stony Point to Thiells, 1 mi N of Thiells
Stony Point, NY

11 graves (1834-1867)*

75 x 100 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

Evergard Property.

19; 20.
Jones Cemetery

Stony Point, NY

40 graves (1847-1854)

0.5 acres

Private, Abandoned. 19.
Lowland Hill, near Hillview Restaurant

Stony Point, NY

17 graves (1804-1851)*

50 x 50 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 19.
Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery

Stony Point, NY

158 graves listed

  5, V7, p187.
Mount Rest

Rt 210, W of 9W
Adj to Methodist Church
Stony Point, NY

500 x 500 ft.

Active, 1967

AKA Creek Church

AKA Hoyt Burial Ground

1; 20.
Rose Family Cemetery

100 ft to rear of Paul Rose House
Wayne Avenue

Stony Point

50 x 50 ft.

Active, 1967 20.
Rose Burial Ground

600 ft W of Robert M. Weyant home
Stony Point

40 x 40 ft.

Active, 1967. 20
John Thompson Burial Ground

Washburn Lane
Stony Point

3 graves (1850-1853)*

15 x 15 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 19.
Waldron Family Burial Plot

Stony Point Village

17 graves (1826-1891)*

50 x 50 ft.

Private, Abandoned.

On Springman Property (1936)

N side of road, running W from Stony Point along Cedar Pond Brook, ca. 1.5 mi W of Stony Point Village.

4, V6, p140; 19; 20.
Samuel Wiant Burial Ground

Washburn Lane

Stony Point, NY

20 graves (unreadable)

40 x 30 ft.

Poor Cemetery, Abandoned 19.
TOMKINS COVE    
Small Burial Ground

Tomkins Cove Corners

33 graves (1817-1889)*

1 acre

Public, Abandoned.

0.75 mi W of Tomkins Cove Corners, the corners being 0.3 mi S of the M. E. church

4, V6, p137; 19.
Small Burial Ground On a hill, short distance W of the road which leaves the main E-W highway through village of Stony Point, 0.25 mi W of the Presbyterian Church. 0.25 mi N of road junction. 4, V6, p137.
Old Rose Cemetery

W of Franck Rd, next to Rose Family Cemetery

Tomkins Cove

20 graves, 1 vault

100 x 100 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 19; 20.
Mount Olivet

NW of Rosstown Rd and Rose Lent Burial Ground
Tomkins Cove

50 x 50 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 19; 20.
Rose - Lent Cemetery

500 ft. NW of school
RT 9W
Tomkins Cove

40 x 40 ft.

Active, 1967. 20.
Tomkins Burial Ground

S of ME Church
Tomkins Cove

1 acre

 

Private, Abandoned.

Trap Rock Property

20.

 

PALISADES PARK SYSTEM

Palisades Interstate Park (PIP) Includes Rockland County and Orange County Portions of the Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks.
St. John’s in the Wilderness

St. John’s Road
PIP

1 acre

Active, 1967.

Next to old stone church on St. John’s Road (Old Johnsontown Road), 0.25 mi E of Lake Welch Drive and 0.5 mi S of Rt 106.

9; 16, p. 49, p. 87; 20.
Baileytown

Town of Woodbury, Orange Co.

2 graves

3.5 mi from Long Mountain Circle (Rt 6), South side of Baileytown Road, 0.5 mi past Upper Twin Lake. 16, p. 77.
Bailey Family Plots

Baileytown, NY

7 marrked graves

ca. 14 unmarked graves

Family cemetery on family farm, Baileytown, S of Rt 6, 4 mi from Central Valley (Orange Co). 5, 9, 14; 16, p. 36.
Becraft

Seven Lakes Drive
PIP

2 graves

0.2 mi from Harriman Park Sign on Seven Lakes Drive. 16, p. 77.
Blanchard Cemetery

(Gate Hill)
Stony Point

10 graves

North side of Gate Hill Road, near the PIParkway. 14; 16, p. 78.
Charles Blanchard

Pine Meadows Road

20 graves (no stones)

50 x 50 ft.

Private, Abandoned. 19.
Clarksfield, also called Lakeside

June Cemetery

Doodletown, NY
PIP

100 x 100 ft.

Active, 1967.

New family cemetery, begun in 1840, one acre. S side of a park reservoir, on path from Doodletown Road.

5; 20.
Count Grabouski grave   16, p. 79.
Doodletown # 1

June Cemetery
Doodletown, PIP

2 graves

SE corner of former park nursery,

Lemmon Road.

15; 16. p. 80.
Doodletown # 2

June/Lakeside Cemetery
Doodletown, NY

27 marked graves

Near Lemmon Road, on land of Ethiel June. May have vanished.

Includes June family graves, and about 150 unmarked graves (1982)

5: 9; 16, p. 37.
Doodletown # 3

Herbert Cemetery
Doodletown

Active, 1967.

large number of graves

15; 16, p. 39; 20.
Doodletown, NY

PIP

65 recorded graves

Major Herbert and Johnson families. 9

.

Lake Welch # 1, Odell

PIP

8 marked graves

ca. 50 field stone, or unmarked.

Active, 1967.

Odell Family, near entrance to Lake Welch, off Rt 210, at end of parking lot # 1.

9; 16, p. 45, p. 84; 20.
Lake Welch # 2

Rose grave

1 grave

near Lake Welch boat launch. 16, p. 17.
Lake Welch # 3

Beaver Dam Pond

6 graves

Removed to build Lake Welch,

Re-interred, Stony Point Methodist Church. East end of Lake Welch.

16, p. 84.
Lake Welch # 4

Rockhouse Mountain Cemetery/ John R. Jones

20 x 20 ft.

East of rockhouse Mountain, a steep climb from the Beech trail, outer edge of Sandyfields. 14; 16, p. 85; 20.
Lewis

(Silvermine)

Town of Woodbury

South side of Seven Lakes Drive, overlooking parking lot.

All unmarked graves

16, p. 19.
Pine Meadow # 1

(Ramsey Conklin)

4 graves

50 x 50 ft.

East side of Pine Meadow, near Ramsey Conklin’s cabin. 16, p. 85; 20.
Pine Meadow # 2

(James H. Conklin)

8 graves

100 x 100 ft.

South side of Pine Meadow Lake 16, p. 85; 20.
Pine Meadow # 3

(Samuel Conklin)

Somewhere under Pine Meadow.

Lost.

16, p. 22.
Queensboro Traffic Circle

PIP

18 marked graves

ca. 100 unmarked

 

Incl. Brooks, Weyant. East side of Long Mountain Circle (Rt 6 and PIP).

9; 16, p. 46, p. 87.
Johnsontown

6 graves

25 x 15 ft

Active, 1967 (?)

Private, Abandoned.

400 ft SW of school

19; 20.
Johnsontown

12 graves (1821-1884)*

100 x 75 ft

Active, 1967 (?).

Public, Abandoned.

500 ft NE of school.

19; 20.
Edward Conklin Burial Ground

Kanawaukee Dr near former ME Church
Johnsontown

8 graves (1885-)*

20 x 20 ft

Private, Abandoned 19; 20.
Sebago # 1

Beach

Johnsontown

  16, p 47.
Sebago #2, Entrance Gate

Lake Sebago Beach

(Johnsontown Cemetery)

12 marked graves

ca. 150 nmarked

PIP 9, 14; 16

, p. 48.

Sebago # 3

Johnsontown

3 graves plus unmarked graves

150 x 100 ft.

near church site (ME), (Old Johnsontown Church) on the road bank, east side of Seven Lakes Drive. 16, p. 83; 19.
Sebago # 4 Parkway Utility area near the filter beds, near Sebago Beach

no marked graves

16, p. 16.
Sebago # 5

Island Hill

Seven Lakes Drive

unmarked graves

16, p. 16.
Sebago # 6

Tim’s Pond

Inland from Seven Lakes Drive North, slightly beyond Sebago Beach. unmarked graves 16, p. 16.
Summit Lake

Town of Woodbury

S side of Long Mountain Parkway (Rt 6), 11 mi from a locked entrance gate at top of hill.

10-12 unmarked graves

16, p. 27.
Waldron

Pleasant Valley

1 grave

Seven Lakes Drive, opp. Sebago Cabin Camp, ca. 50 yards from Road.

.

16, p. 88.
Abram Waldron Burial Ground

20 graves 1864-1897)*

60 x 60 ft.

Seven Lakes Drive, 500 ft W of entrance to Pine Meadows 19; 20.

 

REGIONS NEIGHBORING ROCKLAND

Conklin-Gesner Burial Ground

Above Rt 340,, just S of NY line

Rockleigh, NJ

100 x 100 ft.

Private, Abandoned

Begun in 1788. Includes burials of Rockland Co families from across the border.

20; 24.
Hillside Cemetery Corp. 50 Mulberry St.
Middletown, NY 10940
1.
St. Stephen's Cemetery 75 Sanfordville Rd.
Warwick, NY 10990
1.
Fort Montgomery

1 grave (Cole)

Route 9W, Town of Highlands 1, p. 82.
Old St. Mary’s on-the-hill

(Roman Catholic)

Arden, NY

On Rt 17, slightly S of entrance to Clove Furnace at Arden. 14; 16, p. 68.

Notes:

* death dates on oldest and latest surviving stones.

1. Abandoned is used for cemeteries which are inactive. A cemetery is considered abandoned if there have been no burials for 20 years. Many are on private property, and the current owners have no connection to the graves, but own the ground. Other cemeteries may have family owners, but are inactive, and legal ownership is unknown.

2. The original list was compiled by Laurie Byrd <navy81flash.net>, August 1998. Sources included the book Cemeteries of the U.S. by Deborah M. Burek, information from the Historical Society of Rockland County, and the website "Political Graveyard" at http://potifos.com/tpg/geo/NY/kmindex.html. Also HV/Net has a small list at http://www.hvnet.com/tour/ro/hist/chruch.htm.

3. Addition information may be obtained from funeral homes in Rockland County. The Genealogical Society of Rockland County is in the process of copy, recording, computerizing and sorting both cemetery and funeral home records for eventual paper or electronic publication. For further information about these projects and available records, contact:

Les Baisley

Mike Secora

Information on Jewish Funeral records may be available from:

Hellman Memorial Chapels, Inc.

15 State Street

Spring Valley, NY 10977

845-356-8600

Additional information was abstracted from the references below by Robert L. Protzmann.


References:

2. Krell, Peter: So That All May Be Remembered, Vol 1, Clarkstown Bicentennial Commission, 1989 (out of print).

3. Rockland County Yellow Pages, Bell Atlantic, 1998-99.

4. Budke, George H.: Tomb Stone Inscriptions: Small Cemeteries in Rockland County, NY and Bergen County, NJ; The Budke Collection, NY, 1916-1920. (manuscript) Vol 2, 6 - 9. [NCL RR 929.5 BUD].

Note: The Budke Collection is a series of manuscripts by George Budke, Rockland County Historian. The originals are in the Manuscript Collection of the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. Copies of selected portions are available in the New City Library. The Tombstone Inscriptions for Rockland County are in sections BC-38, BC-42, BC-43, BC-44 and BC-45.

5. Smeltzer-Stevenot, Marjorie: Footprints in the Ramapos, Life in the Mountains before the State Parks, Bookmasters, Inc. Ashland, OH, 1993. [NCL 974.728 STE].

6. Knight, Robert: Centennial History of Pearl River New York, Pearl River Centennial Committee, 1973. [NCL 974.728 KNI].

7. Barber, Gertrude A.: Graveyard Inscriptions of Rockland County, NY, Including Cemeteries in Tappan, Nyack, Ladentown, Sparkill, Germonds, Wesley Chapel Center, New City, Ramapo, Nanuet, Congers, Orangeburg, Pearl River, Blauvelt, New York, 1931 (manuscript). [NCL RR 929.5 BAR].

Note: Each Volume contains an alphabetical index.

8. Clark, Alan R.: Tombstone Inscriptions. Cemetery located corner of Congers Road and Evergreen Road, New City. [NCL RR 929.5 CLA].

9. Helms, Thomas: A Compilation of Cemetery Stone Recordings within the Harriman-Bear Mountain Interstate Park System. (Vanished towns and the Episcopal Church of St John’s in the Wilderness). [NCL RR 929.5HEL].

10. Helms, Thomas: Cemetery Stone Records of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. [NCL RR 929.5 HEL].

11. Johnson, Beatrice Davis: Disinterments, Presbyterian Church, Nyack, NY. (A listing of burials removed to Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, NY, 1869.)

12. Koestler, Marie S.: M. Montgomery Maze Cemetery Records. (Listings of grave markers from cemeteries in Pearl River, Blauvelt and Tappan.) Indexed. Includes Tappan Cemetery; Old Cemetery, Pearl River; Old Sickeltown, Greenbush Road; Old Clarkstown First Reformed Dutch Church, Germonds Road; Mosestown (Martinus-Hogencamp); Pearl River Methodist Episcopal; Greenbush Methodist Episcopal; Old Gisner; Pascack Reformed Church, NJ; Old Perry Cemetery; Haring (Old Tappan, NJ); Old Post Cemetery (Rivervale, NJ); Old Palisades Cemetery (Old Tappan, NJ); Snyders Burying Ground (Valley Cottage), New City Cemetery; Johnsontown Cemetery. [NCL RR 929.5 KOE].

13. Loescher, Frederick: List of Active and Abandoned Cemeteries in the County of Rockland.

14. Stevenot, Marjorie S.: Footprints in the Ramapos,

15. O’Meara, Edward J.: Tombstone Inscriptions in the HERBERT and JUNE cemeteries in the Palisades Interstate Park, New City, NY 1984. [NCL RR 929.5 OME].

16. Smeltzer-Stevenot, Marjorie: Old Burying Grounds within Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks, Bookmasters, Inc., Ashland, OH 44805, 1992. Contains maps locating individual cemetery and garve sites. [NCL RR 929.5 STE].

17. Johnson, Beatrice Davis: Disinterments, Presbyterian Ground, Nyack, NY, 1869, Typescript, 1974. 50 graves listed. [NCL RR 929.5 JOH].

18. Wales, William: Rockland Cemetery, Illustrated, Anson D. F. Randolph & Co, New York, NY, 1881. (a history) [NCL RR 929.5 WAL].

19. 1936 WPA RCPB SURVEY. Performed for the Rockland County Planning Board. [GSRC files]

20. Loescher, Frederick, Rockland Couny Burial Commissioner: List of Active and Abandoned Cemeteries in the County of Rockland, July 26, 1967. [NCL, GSRC Files].

21. Mellet, Dorothy W.: Gravestone Art in Rockland County, New York, Hudson Valley Press, Tappan, NY, 1991. [NCL RR 731.76 MEL].

22. Private communication, Piermont Village Historian to Sally Dewey.

23. Private communication, Sally Dewey to R. L. Protzmann

24. Haagensen, Alice Munro: Palisades and Snedens Landing, From the Beginning of History to the Turn of the Twentieth Century, Pilgrimage Publishing, Tarrytown, NY, 1986.

25. Worden, Jean D.: Revised Master Index to the New York State DAR Genealogical Records Volumes, Book 1.General Peter Gansevoort Chapter, Albany, NY 1998. [NCL RR 369.135 REV]. Index by name of NY individuals whose cemetery records are in the DAR records.

26. Private Communication, Marie Koestler to R. L. Protzmann, May 2, 1999


The larger cemeteries in Rockland County can be found on street maps. The following list of cemeteries (which may not be on the above list) was taken from:

Hagstrom’s Bergen/Rockland Counties Atlas, Large Scale Edition, Hagstrom Map Company, Inc., Maspeth, NY, 1989

Grid Pg Cemetery Street Location Town
K-3 1   Off Doodletown Rd, Pleasant Valley Rd PIP
F-6 2   Johnsontown Road St Johns, PIP
E-7 2     Johnsontown, PIP
L-4 3   Rosetown Road Tomkins Cove
K-6 3 Hillside Cemetery Old Rt 210 at Reservoir Road Stony Point
B-10 7   Orange Tpk (Rt 17) at Sloatsburg Rd  
D-12 10   Ruby Blvd, off Oakdale Manor Suffern, NY
E-13 10 Airmont Cemetery South Airmont Road, at foot of Church Road Airmont, NY
L-15 11   Sickletown Road Orangetown, NY
L-15 11   Van Wyck Road at Blauvelt Road Orangetown, NY
M-15 11 Greenbush Presbyterian Churchyard Western Highway Blauvelt, NY
L-15 12   Off Palisades Parkway, east of Rockland Psychiatric Center grounds Orangeburg, NY
L-16 12   NW Orangeburg Road at Blaisdell Rd Orangeburg, NY
L-16 12   SW Orangeburg Road at Blaisdell Rd Orangeburg, NY
N-17 14 Palisades Cemetery Behind houses off Closter Road Palisades, NY

Additional information will be added in the future.

Additional References - Cemetery Information

WebPages

A database of over 3,000 interment records for Mount Repose can be searched at http://userdb.rootsweb.com/cemeteries/. Pull down the "Location" menu and select "Rockland Co, NY". Then fill in your desired surname and select "Search". Unfortunately, you can only search for one surname at a time, and cannot simply browse the database. 

Rockland Co. interment records submitted by individuals can be found at the Cemetery Records Online site at http://www.interment.net/us/ny/rockland.htm 

For the meanings of symbols on old tombstone carvings, see This and That Cemetery <http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~hornbeck/cemetery.htm>

For information about the Rockland Room collection at the New City Library, see <http://www.newcitylibrary.org/rockland.html>. For specific information about their cemetery record holdings, see <http://www.newcitylibrary.org/rockland/CEMETERY.html>

Maps for locating cemeteries, see <http://www.sar.org/geneal/cemtmaps.htm>. Although limited numbers of cemeteries are listed, the links provide maps from the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, which can be ZOOMed to show exact locations of listed cemeteries. The listings are by state and county. The Rockland Co, NY listing contains 14 cemeteries.

Books

Mellet, Dorothy W.: Gravestone Art in Rockland County, New York, Hudson Valley Press, Tappan, NY, 1991. [NCL RR 731.76 MEL].

Meyer, Richard E., edit: Cemeteries and Gravemarkers, Voices of American Culture, Utah State University Press, Logan, Utah, 1992. [NCL RR 731.76 CEM]

Schafer, Louis S.: Tombstones of Your Ancestors, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowle, MD, 1991. [NCL RR 731.76 SCH].

Strangstad, Lynette: A Graveyard Preservation Primer, AASLH Press, 1988. [NCL RR 736.5 STR].

 

Last edited 16 October 2012.


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