Brockport Rural Cemetery - Brockport, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 12.494 W 077° 55.204
18T E 262788 N 4788079
Quick Description: The Brockport Rural Cemetery is an abandoned cemetery east of Owens Road in Brockport, Town of Sweden, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/2/2014 6:58:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMMKBF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Raine
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Brockport Rural Cemetery Association was organized in 1882 to provide a burial site for Civil War veterans. The cemetery included a monument tower which was conceived by Horatio M. Beach and dedicated on September 1, 1893. Land west of the tower was set aside for the free interment for Civil War veterans from Brockport and surrounding towns.

Many soldiers were buried there before the association became dormant and the grounds neglected after the death od Horatio M. Beach. Many of the remains were disinterred and buried elsewhere. Today only a couple of graves can be found in a wooded area downhill from the tower.
Earliest Burial: 6/2/1879

Latest Burial: 11/19/1897

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