The village of New Utrecht was established in 1652 by Dutch colonists in what is today Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York. New Utrecht Cemetery was established on the broad main street of the village and its earliest recorded burial was in 1654. The New Utrecht (Dutch) Reformed Church was built alongside the cemetery in 1700. In 1828, to better accommodate the growing community, the church structure was dismantled and its stones were used to build a new church at 18th Avenue and 84th Street.
Today, approximately 1,300 individuals are interred in New Utrecht Cemetery. The cemetery also contains a communal plot for Revolutionary War soldiers, a section where slaves and free blacks were buried, and a monument to General Nathaniel Woodhull, dedicated by the Daughters of The American Revolution in 1916.
GPS Coordinates: 40.61079, -74.00587
- Added: 26 Jan 2010
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2339485
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