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Sloatsburg in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sloatsburg Cemetery

 
 
Sloatsburg Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 23, 2019
1. Sloatsburg Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The earliest burial was that of Pvt. John Sloat, killed at the Sloat House in 1781 during the Revolutionary War. The Sloat Family burial plot was created in 1832, and by 1851, other families began utilizing the area west of the Sloat Plot as a village cemetery. From 1878 to 1936 a Sloatsburg Cemetery Association created an sold family plots. There are over 1,700 gravesites here, with many earlier burials in sites no longer bearing any marking. Over 1,400 existing headstones comprise a virtual Who’s–Who of the early families of Sloatsburg and surrounding communities.
National Register of Historic Places
Marker donated by Rockland County Legislature

 
Erected by Sloatsburg Historical Society and Rockland County Legislature.
 
Location. 41° 9.276′ N, 74° 11.698′ W. Marker is in Sloatsburg, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Eagle Valley Road 0.1 miles west of Orange Turnpike (New York State Route 17), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in the grassy area near
Sloatsburg Cemetery Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking west along Eagle Valley Road</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 23, 2019
2. Sloatsburg Cemetery Marker
(wide view looking west along Eagle Valley Road)
the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 Eagle Valley Road, Sloatsburg NY 10974, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sloat House & Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Glenwood Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Ramapo Valley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Torne Brook Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Thurgood Marshall and the Hillburn Schools (approx. 2.4 miles away); Suffern's Depot, 1841-1941 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Ringwood Manor Iron Complex (approx. 3.3 miles away in New Jersey); Ringwood Manor (approx. 3.3 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sloatsburg.
 
Regarding Sloatsburg Cemetery. National Register of Historic Places #99000807
 
Also see . . .  Old Sloatsburg Cemetery (Wikipedia). It began as the Sloat family cemetery with the burial of Revolutionary War casualty John Sloat in 1781. As the Revolutionary War wound down, John Sloat was accidentally shot and killed near the family home by one of the sentries his father had hired. He was buried on the knoll that is now the family's section of the cemetery. His infant son John D. Sloat would eventually become the first Governor of California. Residents of Sloatsburg organized a cleanup effort in the mid-1990s,
Sloatsburg Cemetery Sign & Entrance<br>(<i>about 100 yards south of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 23, 2019
3. Sloatsburg Cemetery Sign & Entrance
(about 100 yards south of marker)
Town of Ramapo
Sloatsburg Cemetery
In memory of the Veterans
Interred at this Cemetery
which led to the cemetery's listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. (Submitted on August 31, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Sloat Family Plot (<i>located on wooded knoll at northeast corner of cemetery</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 23, 2019
4. Sloat Family Plot (located on wooded knoll at northeast corner of cemetery)
Arrow points to first burial in the Sloatsburg Cemetery
John Sloat
April 17, 1781
John Sloat Headstone • April 17, 1781 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 23, 2019
5. John Sloat Headstone • April 17, 1781
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 118 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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