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

New York Marble Cemetery

Incorporated 1831

 
 
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By R. C., January 1, 2011
1. New York Marble Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Enclosed within this block is the oldest public non-sectarian cemetery in the city. Descendants of the 19th century owners may still be buried here. The 156 solid marble vaults were built completely underground as a health precaution. Though no markers are on the ground, names of the original owners from each family are on marble tablets in the surrounding walls. The cemetery is a New York City Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Location. 40° 43.566′ N, 73° 59.406′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Second Avenue. Touch for map. Between East 3rd & 4th Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 1/2 Second Avenue, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Firehouse Engine Company No. 33 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Merchants House of New York (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stuyvesant Polyclinic (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonnade Row (approx. mile away); Ottendorfer Branch of the New York Public Library (approx. mile away); Cooper Union (approx. mile away); Hebrew Technical Institute (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stuyvesant – Fish House (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
New York Marble Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., January 1, 2011
2. New York Marble Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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