Lynbrook in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rockville Cemetery and Bristol and Mexico Monument
The Rockville Cemetery and
Bristol and Mexico Monument
has been placed on the
National Register of
Historic Places in 2015
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Erected 2016 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2015.
Location. 40° 39.514′ N, 73° 39.61′ W. Marker is in Lynbrook, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Merrick Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 Merrick Road, Lynbrook NY 11563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sand Hole Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wreck of the Bristol - November 21, 1836 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wreck of the Mexico - January 2, 1837 (about 600 feet away); Monahan's Crossing (approx. The Church of the Ascension (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anvil (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Agnes World War II Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Saint Agnes (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynbrook.
Also see . . . Rockville Cemetery (Wikipedia). "Rockville Cemetery and Bristol and Mexico Monument is a historic cemetery located at Lynbrook in Nassau County, New York. The cemetery started as a small local burial ground in 1799. It subsequently came to be the final resting place of many early Near Rockaway settlers. The cemetery features a monument to two nearby shipwrecks, the Bristol and the Mexico, in the winter of 1836-1837. The Bristol and Mexico Monument marks the mass grave of the 139 passengers, mostly Irish immigrants fleeing famine. The shipwrecks resulted in changes to New York Harbor approach practices." (Submitted on December 14, 2019.)
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