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

Oak Hill Cemetery

 
 
Oak Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2009
1. Oak Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
This nonsectarian cemetery was dedicated on June 27, 1848 before a crowd of 3,000 people. The establishment of the cemetery reflected a transition from small family or religious cemeteries. Oak Hill Cemetery has been enlarged several times and occupies 65 acres. It is the final resting place of the founders of Nyack and other area families, including veterans, artists, writers, and scientists, among many others. Earlier burials from some small local cemeteries were transferred here.
 
Erected 2002 by Historical Society of Rockland County. Sponsored by Oak Hill Cemetery.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1779.
 
Location. 41° 5.726′ N, 73° 55.647′ W. Marker is in Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of N Highland Avenue (U.S. 9W) and Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling south on N Highland Avenue. Marker is located across
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the street from Nyack Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nyack NY 10960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Underground Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Underground Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1 Mile To Nyack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rockland Brink's Robbery (approx. half a mile away); Hopper House (approx. half a mile away); First Reformed Church of Nyack (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nyack First Settlement (approx. 0.6 miles away); Couch Court (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nyack.
 
Marker in Nyack image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2009
2. Marker in Nyack
Oak Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2009
3. Oak Hill Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
via Nyack Library Local History Collection, 1929
4. Oak Hill Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery, established in 1848, is on the hillside above the Village of Nyack. This view from an upper section of the grounds includes an intersection of two pathways where there is an obelisk and a cannon on the left. The Hudson River is in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,978 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on August 10, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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