Oakland Cemetery and St. Johns Cemetery

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    Oakland Cemetery Front Gate

    Oakland Cemetery Front Gate undated

    The first burial in Oakland Cemetery was recorded on September 2, 1867.

    Today, a stroll through the cemetery’s 51 beautifully landscaped acres stirs memorable thoughts as the headstones of Oakland Cemetery chronicle not only the history of Yonkers but of our Country as well. – From Oakland Cemetery Website

    Inside Oakland Cemetery you will find St Johns Cemetery, a small section with its own wooden front gate off of Saw Mill River Rd. . There doesn’t appear to be a discernible boundariy between St John’s and Oakland from what I have seen.

    Oakland Cemetery Front Gate 2018

    Oakland Cemetery Front Gate 2018

    St. John's Cemetery Gate in Yonkers

    St. John’s Cemetery Gate in Yonkers

    A  New York State Historic Marker (state education department) , dated 1936,  reads ” St. John’s  first public burial ground in Yonkers -About 1783.  Graves of Soldiers of Revolution and later wars ; also settlers of Yonkers.

    St. John's Cemetery Historic Marker 2018

    St. John’s Cemetery Historic Marker 2018

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