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Mount Moor Cemetery

 
 
Mount Moor Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Historical Society of Rockland County, August 4, 2009
1. Mount Moor Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This "Burying ground for Colored people", was deeded on July 7, 1849 by James Benson and Jane Benson, his wife, to William H. Moore, Stephen Samuels and Isaac Williams, trustees. The cemetery has provided burial space for colored people, including veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II and the Korean War. The grounds have been maintained since 1940 by the Mount Moor Cemetery Association, Inc.
 
Erected 1989 by Historical Society of Rockland County, Sponsored by the African-American Historical Society of Rockland County and Mount Moor Cemetery Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.747′ N, 73° 57.542′ W. Marker is in West Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from Palisades Center Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located on the property of the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY. It is easily accessible from the Southwest (New York State Route 59) entrance to the mall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack NY 10994, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Mount Moor Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Historical Society of Rockland County, August 4, 2009
2. Mount Moor Cemetery
View of the Mount Moor Cemetery. The Palisades Center Mall is visible behind the trees.
walking distance of this marker. The Nyack Turnpike (approx. half a mile away); Clarksville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clarksville Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away); West Nyack's Last Horse Trough (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Old Parsonage (approx. 0.8 miles away); West Nyack World War I Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Van Houten Fields (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clarkstown Reformed Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Nyack.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Mount Moor Cemetery Memorial image. Click for full size.
Historical Society of Rockland County, August 4, 2009
3. Mount Moor Cemetery Memorial
This memorial lists those who are buried in the cemetery but no longer have headstones.
Mount Moor Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clare Sheridan, August 3, 2016
4. Mount Moor Cemetery Marker
Iron Gates and Palisades Center Mall in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 1,408 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.   4. submitted on , by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016.
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