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

Saint Peterís Churchyard & Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery

 
 
Saint Peterís Churchyard & Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
1. Saint Peterís Churchyard & Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Saint Peterís Churchyard
Church built in 1767
and
Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery
adjoining on the southeast

In this burying-ground are interred
Forty Four known soldiers
in the war of the American Revolution.
There is a monument to
John Paulding
erected in 1827 by the City of New York
which has care under the endowment.

 
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. Seth Pomeroy & Jeremiah Drake ( 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 ( within shouting distance of this marker); 160th Anniversary of St. Peterís
Saint Peterís Churchyard & Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
2. Saint Peterís Churchyard & Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery Marker
( 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
 
Markers at Hillside Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
3. Markers at Hillside Cemetery Entrance
The Saint Peterís Churchyard & Old Van Cortlandtville Cemetery marker is seen here on the right pillar.
Saint Peterís Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
4. Saint Peterís Church
This church, dating from 1767, was used as an Army hospital by French General Rochambeau in 1781-82, before and after the Battle of Yorktown in Virginia. General George Washington often attended service here.
John Paulding Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
5. John Paulding Monument
This monument marks the grave of John Paulding. He was one of the soldiers who captured British spy Maj. John Andre, who conspiratored with Benedict Arnold to take West Point.
 
 
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 642 times since then and 31 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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