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LOST Cemeteries

LOST Cemeteries

Posted: 21 May 2004 10:57AM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Edited: 21 May 2004 1:39PM GMT
Please post any cemetery you may know of that appears to be "lost." Usually these are small, off the main roads, no structure nearby and unkept.. When possible get pictures or at least some names and dates to help researchers out. A GPS location would be nice, but I know they are still "pricey." Thank you. Respectfully, Dave

Re: LOST Cemeteries

Charles Fox (View posts)
Posted: 22 May 2004 9:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Check site, 'Unknown New York' (?) for info about some forgotten cemeteries in New York City. There are two with same name, in different locations.

Re: LOST Cemeteries

Posted: 12 Jul 2004 4:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
In a little town called Pearl Creek in Western New York near the town of Wyoming in Wyoming County, there is a cemetary that is still visited, but has a lot of old headstones. The cemetary is located on a road off of Route 19. It is called Wyoming Road. There is a headstone that I find interesting. It is only 5 feet from the road, and sits next to a large bush. The date of death on the headstone is June 25, 1873. If you could find information about this gravesite and the cemetary such as the name of the cemetary, I would appreciate it. The person's name on the headstone is Sarah F. Alexander.

Re: LOST Cemeteries

Dixie (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jul 2004 8:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
in reply to you message: not sure if they are lost cemeteries, not sure if the people in charge know how to read them!! i looked into the list of a certain cemetery, for my parents name and they were not on the list, they have been there since 1956, don't think they moved,!!!

Re: LOST Cemeteries

Posted: 29 Aug 2004 12:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
The name of that cemetery is Pearl Creek Cemetery. It is indeed a lovely cemetery. If you go towards the rear (from the road) of the cemetery there are a few burials that are quite recent.
Sorry I cannot hep you with any information on the gravesite.

Re: LOST Cemeteries

Posted: 6 Oct 2005 5:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stafford
There is a little known Authoritive Online resource. Try Googling the Keyword "GNIS" Click on "US and Territories" pull down "State" and the Counties field will automatically list Counties for that State. Then set Feature Class as "Cemetery" and Click "Send Query
This is the most Complete record of Landmarks that I know. Because of it's nature, It lists little known cemteries without the benefit of an Office or Phone number.
It also give you a Map name to order for.
Without this resource, I could not locate a "Stafford Cemetery" in Chenango County

H Trump

Re: LOST Cemeteries

Karen (View posts)
Posted: 24 Sep 2006 8:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is an old abandoned Quaker Cemetery which is in desperate need of cleaning up. It is a horrid mess. There are revolutionary war soldiers buried there and also prominent settlers of this area. No one seems to wish to get this cemetery cleaned up and respectful. What does one do? I am just one person and trying to get something done . Any help, any suggestions? thanks.....

Cemetery Restoration

David A. Keller (View posts)
Posted: 25 Sep 2006 12:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brush, Carpenter,
I am not sure where you live, but some states have laws and available funds to do this. Otherwise try the American Legion, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and possibly a Quaker Church group. I have tried for many years and earnestly for the past 5 years to get a small cemetery recognized and restored. The mayor of Goshen, NY promised over two years ago that this is a "priority" of his. I no longer live there so I am reluctant to hound him.

Re: LOST Cemeteries

Posted: 7 Jan 2007 4:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
There are a lot of cemeteries in Orange County New York. I am trying to start a cemetery preservation group to take care of these cemeteries but I am not sure on how to do so. If you have any advice please let me know.

Re: LOST Cemeteries

Posted: 4 Mar 2007 3:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
I found a Jewish cemetery in Newburgh (Orange County)...approximate coordinates are 41.494895 Latitude and -74.040228 Longitude. It's off of Temple Avenue and Ellis Avenue and near Crystal Lake. It is very far off the road and is surrounded by a fence that looks like it was put up in recent years. The fence is broken and there are beer bottles and garbage strewn all over. Some of the stones are knocked over and very weather worn and everything is overgrown. From what my sister tells me, it was a hangout for teenagers in the 80s, and it looks like it still is today. It's such a shame. Some graves are from the 1800s while others are from within the last 20 or 30 years. I wish I knew who it belonged to and why they aren't taking care of it!
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