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Mount Moor Cemetery

 
 
Mount Moor Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Historical Society of Rockland County, August 4, 2009
1. Mount Moor Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This "Burying ground for Colored people", was deeded on July 7, 1849 by James Benson and Jane Benson, his wife, to William H. Moore, Stephen Samuels and Isaac Williams, trustees. The cemetery has provided burial space for colored people, including veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II and the Korean War. The grounds have been maintained since 1940 by the Mount Moor Cemetery Association, Inc.
 
Erected 1989 by Historical Society of Rockland County, Sponsored by the African-American Historical Society of Rockland County and Mount Moor Cemetery Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & 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 July 1839.
 
Location. 41° 5.747′ N, 73° 57.542′ W. Marker is in West Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from Palisades Center Drive, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located
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on the property of the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY. It is easily accessible from the Southwest (New York State Route 59) entrance to the mall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack NY 10994, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Nyack Turnpike (approx. half a mile away); Clarksville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clarksville Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away); West Nyack's Last Horse Trough (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Old Parsonage (approx. 0.8 miles away); West Nyack World War I Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Van Houten Fields (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clarkstown Reformed Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Nyack.
 
Mount Moor Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Historical Society of Rockland County, August 4, 2009
2. Mount Moor Cemetery
View of the Mount Moor Cemetery. The Palisades Center Mall is visible behind the trees.
Mount Moor Cemetery Memorial image. Click for full size.
Historical Society of Rockland County, August 4, 2009
3. Mount Moor Cemetery Memorial
This memorial lists those who are buried in the cemetery but no longer have headstones.
Mount Moor Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Clare Sheridan, August 3, 2016
4. Mount Moor Cemetery Marker
Iron Gates and Palisades Center Mall in background
Mount Moor Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Clare Sheridan, June 17, 1
5. Mount Moor Cemetery Marker
June 17, 1989. Hezekiah Easter (president of the Mount Moor Cemetery Assoc.), and Dr. Jacqueline Holland (president of the African-American Historical Society) at the dedication of the historical marker at Mount Moor Cemetery. The Mount Moor cemetery is located at the southwestern entrance to Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2009, by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 1,748 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2009, by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.   4. submitted on August 3, 2016, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York.   5. submitted on February 19, 2017, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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