Suffolk County Almshouse Cemetery

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Suffolk County Almshouse Cemetery

Also known as County Home Cemetery, Potters Field, Yaphank Almshouse Cemetery

Location
Yaphank, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorials 1,055 added (4% photographed)

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The Suffolk County Poor House, as it was originally known, was established to care for the poor. The Poor House became a catch-all for all types of wasted humanity. Criminals, lunatics, cripples- all were herded under the same roof with the poverty-stricken. The Poor House was the solution to a wide range of social ills. No consideration was given to either the person who was called an "inmate," or to the cause of his or her problem. In 1929 New York State mandated that all institutions known as a "poor house" or an "almshouse" change the name. As a result, the Suffolk County Almshouse changed its name to the Suffolk County Home.

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GPS Coordinates: 40.8325, -72.9139

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #64281