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New York City Marble Cemetery
New York, New York County, New York

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New York City Marble Cemetery

GPS: 40.724516, -73.988692

72 E 1st St.
New York, NY 10003

Published: October 15, 2016
Total records: 3,695

History

The New York City Marble Cemetery was established in 1831 and was the second non-sectarian burial ground in the City opened to the public. It was organized by Evert Bancker, Samuel Whittemore, Henry Booraem, Garret Storm and Thomas Addis Emmet. The cemetery was started shortly after the New York Marble Cemetery, one block away, had begun.

The idea for the cemetery came about in response to fears about yellow fever outbreaks during the early 1800's. Legislation had outlawed earth graves, so marble vaults the size of small rooms were built ten feet underground in the excavated interior of the block bounded by Second Avenue, Second Street, Third Street and the Bowery.

The cemetery, about an acre in size, contains 258 vaults buried underground.

The earliest recorded interment was that of James Monroe, 1831 (ex US President), and the most recent was that of Richard Bullock, August 6, 2015.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from New York City Marble Cemetery on October 15, 2016.


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