Jamaica in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
ground, established 1660.
Egbert Benson born 1746
died 1833, buried here. First
Attorney General, N.Y. State.
Erected 1936 by State Education Department.
Location. 40° 42.099′ N, 73° 47.917′ W. Marker is in Jamaica, New York, in Queens County. Marker is on 159th Street south of Archer Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamaica NY 11433, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Prospect Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Stone Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); The King Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Jamaica Estates - A Residential Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jamaica Estates New York World War II Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sergeant Colyer Square (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamaica.
Also see . . .
1. History (Prospect Cemetery Association). "Prospect Cemetery (Submitted on September 28, 2017.)
2. Prospect Cemetery (Queens) (Wikipedia). "Prospect Cemetery is a historic cemetery located in the Jamaica section of the New York City borough of Queens. It was established in 1668 and known as the "burring plas." The cemetery’s original main gate was on Beaver Road which led from Sutphin Boulevard to Jamaica Avenue. The cemetery was generally known as the Presbyterian burial ground and is one of the few remaining Colonial cemeteries in Queens....The cemetery includes approximately 240 family plots containing 2,100 burials and date from the founding of the cemetery to the late 20th century...." (Submitted on September 28, 2017.)
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