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Gravesend

 
 
Gravesend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
1. Gravesend Marker
Inscription.
Settled in 1643 by English
Quakers under Lady Deborah
Moody on land granted to
them by the Dutch
Governor of New Amsterdam

 
Erected 1938 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 40° 35.712′ N, 73° 58.444′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Gravesend Neck Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Gravesend Cemetery, on Gravesend Neck Road between Van Sicklen Street and McDonald Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Brooklyn (here, next to this marker); Gravesend Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Gravesend Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meucci Triangle (approx. half a mile away); F. D. N. Y. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Greek American Veterans (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sheepshead Bay Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Brooklyn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
2. Brooklyn Marker
Marker on Gravesend Neck Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. Marker on Gravesend Neck Road
Gravesend Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
4. Gravesend Cemetery
The marker can be seen in this photo inside the gates of Gravesend Cemetery. This cemetery, which dates back to 1643, is the oldest burial ground remaining in New York City.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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