Old Red Church Smallpox Burial Grounds

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Old Red Church Smallpox Burial Grounds

Off Stonybrook Road
Tivoli, Dutchess County, New York, 12583 USA
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This burial ground is located off of State Route 9G just off of Stonybrook road just north of Tivoli and the first road on the left (traveling North) from the Old Red Church Cemetery. It was at one time to be located on the land of Palmer and Giles Cooke, owners of a woolen mill factory. The victims of a Smallpox outbreak were not buried in the same cemetery but they were buried all together in an area about 300 yards from the Old Red Church. This area is known to the local people as the Pox Burial Ground. Generations have known of its existence. It is also the location of the black Civil War Veterans and their Families. The area is located in the woods on private property and permission is required to access the grave sites. The area is unkempt. IT IS NOT RECOGNIZED AS PART OF THE OLD RED CHURCH CEMETERY but that it's location was closest to the Old Red Church Cemetery. There are recognized veterans memorials there as well. The American Legion Post of Tivoli makes certain that these veterans are recognized for their service to our Country, by issuing new flags on Memorial day.


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GPS Coordinates: 42.06661, -73.90168

  • Added: 26 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2450715