Dutch Reform Church, Fishkill 1907
Cemetery Locations / Pictures
This website is devoted to locating / photographing the cemeteries of Dutchess County and complements the fantastic web sites above, which lists the grave transcriptions of pre-1900 Dutchess County. The two sites above link to each other. Searching one searches the other.
This page is a work in progress, probably never ending! Please contact me for any comments, locations, and especially corrections!
The following Town pages list the cemeteries as found on the above linked web sites. The source for the transcriptions come from the 1924 Poucher book or the Van Alstyne 1903 book (see below) I have located the cemeteries from either current maps, 1867 Beers map or by visiting the sites. All of the data listed for the cemeteries (# of graves, dates of tombstones) are directly from the referenced books, and as such, is dated to the time of their books.
Please see below on comments on the maps.
Amenia Lagrange Poughkeepsie, City Beekman Milan Red Hook Clinton Northeast Rhinebeck Dover Pawling Stanford East Fishkill Pleasant Valley Union Vale Fishkill Pine Plains Wappingers Hyde Park Poughkeepsie Washington
Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York by J. W. Poucher published in 1924
Burying Grounds of Sharon, Conn., Amenia and North East, New York, L. Van Alstyne
of Sharon, Conn. Printed 1903
Old gravestones of Putnam County, New York; Buys, Barbara Smith. published 1975
"Together with information from ten adjacent Dutchess County burying grounds : eleven thousand eight hundred inscriptions of persons born up to and including 1850 collected, compiled and edited by Barbara Smith Buys ; maps by Andrew S. Leto. PUBLISHER/DISTRIBUTOR: Baltimore, Md. : Gateway Press, 1975. 369 p. : maps ; 24 cm.; Available at the following Mid Hudson Libraries: Pawling, Dover Plains, East Fishkill, Garrison, Kent and Putnum Valley.
Many of the cemeteries can be found on government topographical maps found on http:\\terraserver.microsoft.com.
Type in a location, example "Pleasant Valley, NY". The search will retrieve a choice of topographical maps or satillite images. Choose Topographical maps. There are many parameters you can now use. I find choosing LARGE is the best way to find the area you want, even though it takes more time for each map to upload. Each time you click on a position in the map, you will zoom in. Churches and cemeteries are spelled out, or identified with a cross.