Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Funeral of Theodore Roosevelt
January 8, 1919
From this spot the cortege proceeded up the steps on your left to his final resting place on the hill overlooking the bay.
“In the long fight for righteousness the watchword for all of us is spend and be spent.”
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list.
Location. 40° 52.213′ N, 73° 30.379′ W. Marker is in Oyster Bay, New York, in Nassau County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cove Road and Cove Neck Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Youngs Memorial Cemetery, near President Roosevelt's grave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oyster Bay NY 11771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Youngs Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oyster Bay 9/11 Monument Roosevelts at Play (approx. one mile away); Tennis Anyone? (approx. one mile away); Sagamore Hill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Atop Sagamore Hill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Up to the Roosevelts (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oyster Bay.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a picture of the funeral procession transporting the coffin of Theodore Roosevelt. A portrait of Roosevelt also appears at the lower right corner of the marker.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Theodore Roosevelt. The White House website. (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Funeral of Theodore Roosevelt at Oyster Bay, New York - 1919.
First presidential funeral captured on video (silent film). (Submitted on May 10, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.