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Batavia in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Batavia Cemetery

 
 
Batavia Cemetery Marker Obverse image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 24, 2020
1. Batavia Cemetery Marker Obverse
Inscription.  Batavia Cemetery Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 by the United States Department of Interior
 
Erected 2002 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 194.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 42° 59.602′ N, 78° 10.33′ W. Marker is in Batavia, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on Harvester Avenue 0.1 miles south of Main Street (New York State Route 33/5), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Batavia NY 14020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jos. Ellicott (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred to the Memory of Wm. Morgan (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Ellicott (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Ellicott (about 300 feet away); Cary House Site (approx. half a mile away); The Batavia Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); DeWitt Recreation Area Restoration
Batavia Cemetery Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 24, 2020
2. Batavia Cemetery Marker Reverse
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Genesee County (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batavia.
 
More about this marker. Several important decedents are located in this historic cemetery, including the founder of Batavia and Buffalo, and the president of the New York Central Railroad.
 
Batavia Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 24, 2020
3. Batavia Cemetery Marker
As seen from Harvester Avenue.
Joseph and Benjamin Ellicott Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 24, 2020
4. Joseph and Benjamin Ellicott Monument
Joseph was a surveyor and founded the cities of Batavia and Buffalo. His brother, Benjamin, was also a surveyor and helped determine the western border between New York and Canada. Benjamin was also a member of Congress from New York.
Batavia Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 24, 2020
5. Batavia Cemetery Marker
Dean Richmond was the first vice-president of, and later president of, the New York Central Railroad. His enormous mausoleum is the only mausoleum in the cemetery. It was undergoing repairs when this photo was taken.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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