New York USA
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This cemetery is located along the west side of the Taconic Parkway just south of Route 199. We got to it by pulling off the Parkway and climbing down the embankment and over the cemetery wall. I do not really recommend getting there this way as it is 1) not really safe to pull over on the Parkway, 2) probably not legal either and 3) there is a good-sized patch of poison ivy growing all along the edge of the Parkway in this spot. The old cemetery road is still there. It heads off to the west from the cemetery, but I am not sure where it comes out at the other end - possibly Willow Brook Road somewhere? I was told that the road was on private property, but I have also heard that New York state law requires that public access to cemeteries must be allowed whether they're on private property or not - best to double check this before starting out.
The cemetery is long unused and many stones appear to be missing, but someone is obviously looking after it or it would be overgrown in brush and poison ivy.
There are surveys of this cemetery on Rootsweb: a transcript of Dr. J. W. Poucher's survey published in 1924 and another survey provided by the Wilkinsons.
See also my web page about Yeoman's Ground for some of my relatives who are buried there.