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Long Island National Cemetery - Burial Records
Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York

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Long Island National Cemetery

GPS: 40.751025, -73.398514

2040 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735-1213

Date published: September 9, 2017
Total records: 352,617

Long Island National Cemetery is administered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

History

Long Island National Cemetery was established in 1936 as part of the rapid urbanization of American society in the post-World War I period. Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, which was established in 1862, was nearing capacity. After WWI, a surge of veterans eligible for interment at a national cemetery demanded a second cemetery.

After considerable research and numerous site investigations, the War Department purchased 175 acres from Pinelawn Cemetery for the construction and development of a new national cemetery.

The lack of available gravesites in Cypress Hills National Cemetery made it necessary to develop the new facility rapidly, and the land was sufficiently cleared to permit the first burials in March 1937. Moreover, between March and November that year, a total of 426 interments were made. During its first eight years, Long Island National Cemetery held 10,167 interments.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from the US Department of Veterans Affairs on September 4, 2017.

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