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Old Baptist Cemetery
Coram, Suffolk County, New York
Old Baptist Cemetery, Coram, NY
GPS: 40.869806, -73.001229
Old Middle Country Rd
Coram, NY 11727
Published: February 11, 2020
Total records: 77
The cemetery is located in the town center of Coram, near the intersection of Route 25 and Route 112 in Coram, Long Island, NY.
Sign posted at the cemetery says...
"1731 - Burial grounds for early Coram settlers and members of the Baptist Church. The first church of that denomination on Long Island, 1747."
The first Baptist Church built on Long Island was here in Coram, built in 1747, situated adjacent to Old Baptist Cemetery. The cemetery had been here going back to at least 1731.
In 1847, the church building was torn down. Little is known as to why this happened, other than members of the church left the congregation. In 1858, the present-day Methodist church was built in its place. The Methodist church, and its congregation, relocated to here from Middle Island.
The Methodist church used a different cemetery, originally named "Coram Village Cemetery" but later renamed to "Trinity Methodist Cemetery", located directly on the other side of the road from Old Baptist Cemetery. Today, Old Baptist Cemetery has a parking lot built around its south side.
The document linked below contains a reading of tombstones by Elbert N. Carter initiated in June 1962 and completed in April 1970.