New York USA
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Early Cemetery In New Windsor NY. Some call it the "Sargent Elihu Spear Cemetery. Most people don't call it anything because they whiz right by it as they drive on busy Route 9W noticing neither the commemorative plaque nor the cemetery which is hidden behind the high road embankment.
This early cemetery is a hidden gem for boneyard enthusiasts. Once you find it--which is no small undertaking--you are rewarded with a beathtaking vista of the Hudson River, Bannerman Island and Storm King Mountain in NY.
"The Eternal Mistake" It's bad enough that poor Elihu Spear lost his life a day after peace was declared in the Revolutionary War; consider, too, the sad fate of Leonard D. Nicholl. It appears that the stone mason was having a "bad Chisel day" as he prepared the grave marker for poor Leonard. Note the "typo" the crammed in letter "D" between Leonard's first and last name.