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Rye, Westchester County, New York
GPS: 40.955078, -73.701928
Boston Post Rd
Rye, NY 10580
Published: December 23, 2020
Total records: 113
Jay Cemetery is owned and maintained by Jay Cemetery Corp. It is not owned by Jay Heritage Center nor is it a part of the Marshlands Conservancy. It is privately owned and operated by a Board of Trustees.
Entrance to the cemetery is along Boston Post Rd, just east of Jay Heritage Center (210 Boston Post Rd), and just west of Jay Estate (240 Boston Post Rd). The entrance is presently marked with a sign, "Marshlands Conservancy". This entrance takes you to the parking lot for the Conservancy, however it forks with the Conservancy parking lot on the right, and the cemetery to the left.
The Jay Cemetery remains private property. Prior permission from the Jay Cemetery Board of Trustees is required before entering.
Jay Cemetery is known as the resting place of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, the second governor of New York, and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Buried along with John Jay were many of his descendants as well as remains of his ancestors that were reinterred from a family vault in New York City.
The document linked below was originally published in 1947 by Trustees of Jay Cemetery. It explains the history of the cemetery and documents the names of persons interred within...
- The Jay Cemetery, Rye, New York, 1947, (2.53 MB)