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

First Burial Ground

1815-1822

 
 
First Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
1. First Burial Ground Marker
Inscription. 5 adults and 12 to 14 children were buried here. Their remains were later moved to the new cemetery on West 5th Street.
 
Erected 2003 by Jamestown Historical Marker Committee.
 
Location. 42° 5.782′ N, 79° 14.839′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of West 4th Street and Clinton Street, on the right when traveling west on West 4th Street. Touch for map. Located on the southwest corner of Baker Park. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Jamestown Underground Railroad Tableau (within shouting distance of this marker); Baker Park (within shouting distance of this marker); First Train (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Car Barns (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Prendergast (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Third Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel A. Carlson (approx. mile away); Robert H. Jackson (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
First Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
2. First Burial Ground Marker
Baker Park marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
3. Baker Park marker
Located on a rock in the center of Baker Park: Colonel Henry Baker came to this region as a young man serving in the United States Army during the War of 1812. A prominent and influential businessman, farmer, politician and patriot, he and his wife Maria (Fish) Baker donated this land to the Village of Jamestown in 1845 on the condition that it always be used as a public square.
Baker Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
4. Baker Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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