Ceder Hill Cemetery is located on a gentle hillside overlooking RT 9 in Montrose, just North of the FDR Veterans Hospital
It is on the grounds of the Dutch Reformed Church and one of the oldest cemeteries in Westchester County.
Many of the headstones are severely eroded and missing.
Revolutionary War and Civil War graves may be found here.
The Cortlandtown Church can look back to the days when Hendrick (Commonly referred to as Henry) Hudson came to this continent in 1614 and discovered the river that bears his name.
Dutch settlers soon came to Manhattan.
By 1628 Rev. Jonas Michaelius came from the Netherlands to organize a Reformed Church. Thus the Collegiate Church was organized on April 10, 1628,.
The Dutch Reformed Church in Montrose was first erected on Montrose Point in 1729.
It was surrounded by a farm of 172 acres, which was sold in 1837. It burned sometime between 1776 and 1785.
In 1795 a plot of 1-1/2 acres was given to the church, and later 16 acres was given for a cemetery.
Upon this site a new church structure was built between 1795 and 1799. It was in continual use until June 7, 1970 when it was judged in need of extensive repairs, and hence demolished. The present building was completed and used for worship on March 28, 1971. The chancel cross and the bell were salvaged from the original structure and used in the present church.
The Reformed Church of Cortlandtown survived through the American Revolution and the United States Civil War, as well as both WWI and WWII. The Church went through numerous depression periods, but the parish remained to carry on many times, even without pastoral leadership.
The cemetery is still actively accepting interments with a large area at the easten side of the cemetery
GPS Coordinates: 41.24936, -73.93035
- Added: 30 Nov 2004
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2129247
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