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Cortlandt Manor in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seth Pomeroy & Jeremiah Drake

 
 
Seth Pomeroy & Jeremiah Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
1. Seth Pomeroy & Jeremiah Drake Marker
Inscription.
In this churchyard
or the adjoining old cemetery
is buried in an unknown grave
Seth Pomeroy
the first Commander of the American Army
As senior Brigadier General in February 1775
the churchyard and primarily the plot of
Jeremiah Drake
a vestryman of the church in 1766
and a soldier in the American Revolution
are maintained by the income of a foundation
administered by Saint Peterís Church.

 
Location. 41° 18.858′ N, 73° 54.043′ W. Marker is in Cortlandt Manor, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Oregon Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Oregon Road entrance to Hillside Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Cortlandt Manor NY 10567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Peterís Churchyard & Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Old Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Heroes of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); French Soldiers of the Revolutionary War (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of St. Peterís Church
Seth Pomeroy & Jeremiah Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
2. Seth Pomeroy & Jeremiah Drake Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 160th Anniversary of St. Peterís (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Saint Peterís Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Pomeroy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cortlandt Manor.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Entrance to Hillside Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
3. Entrance to Hillside Cemetery.
The Seth Pomeroy & Jeremiah Drake marker is visible on the left pillar at the cemetery entrance.
Graves in Hillside Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
4. Graves in Hillside Cemetery
Seth Pomeroy, Jeremiah Drake and many other veterans of the Revolutionary War, including seven French soldiers, can be found in this cemetary.
Monument to Seth Pomeroy image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
5. Monument to Seth Pomeroy
While the exact location of the grave of Seth Pomeroy is unknown, an anvil-shaped monument to him can be found near the Locust Avenue entrance to Hillside Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on May 13, 2012, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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