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Astoria in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lawrence Family Graveyard

 
 
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By Christopher Kirch, December 14, 2020
1. Lawrence Family Graveyard Marker
Inscription.  In this private cemetery are buried members of one of America's most distinguished families. The first Lawrence to be buried here was Major Thomas Lawrence in 1703 and the last was Miss Ruth Lawrence in 1956. The roster of family notables includes Major Jonathan Lawrence, patriot, statesman, and soldier in the American Revolutionary War, and twelve other military officers of successive generations from Dutch Colonial days to the Civil War period. Seven of the Lawrences interred here held major government posts. This small cemetery is a reminder of two and a half centuries of family history.
 
Erected 1976 by New York Community Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 46.64′ N, 73° 54.33′ W. Marker is in Astoria, New York, in Queens County. Marker is on 20th Road south of 35th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35-10 20th Road, Astoria NY 11105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Lawrence Family Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Kirch, December 14, 2020
2. Lawrence Family Graveyard Marker
other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Honor of Queens Firefighters (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lighthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gracie Mansion (approx. 2 miles away); Lilia Skala (1896-1994) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Elizabeth Polk (1902-2001) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Judy Holliday (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) (approx. 2.2 miles away); Birthplace of Lou Gehrig (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Lawrence Family Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Kirch, December 14, 2020
3. Lawrence Family Graveyard Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by Christopher Kirch of Massapequa, New York. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2020, by Christopher Kirch of Massapequa, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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