|49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd., Long Island Expressway & Brooklyn-Queens Expressway|
New York USA
Postal Code: 11377-7396
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
To have photo requests fulfilled successfully, the plot information is required. The cemetery office will not provide this information to photo volunteers. Please contact the cemetery office and obtain the plot location and add it to the memorial.
This Roman Catholic Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the United States with some 3 million burials. The cemetery is 365 acres in size. The first 71 acres of land for the cemetery was purchased on 29 October 1845 with the cemetery consecration occurring in August 1848. The first burial occurred on 31 July 1848.
Calvary Cemetery is owned and managed by the Archdiocese of New York.
The cemetery is divided into four divisions. First Calvary is often called "Old Calvary" by long-time residents of the area. Second, Third and Fourth are all considered part of "New Calvary."
First Calvary Cemetery : Filled by 1867, located at 49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd. between the Long Island Expressway & Review Ave.
St. Calixtus Division (south side of Greenpoint Ave.)
Second Calvary Cemetery : Located on the west side of 58th St between Queens Blvd & the Brooklyn-Queens Espressway, land acquisition ended in 1888.
St. Agnes Division (south side of Laurel Hill Blvd.)
Third Calvary Cemetery: est. 1879, located on the west side of 58th St, between the LIE & the BQE.
St. Sebastian Division (north side of Laurel Hill Blvd.)
Fourth Calvary Cemetery: est. 1900, located on the west side of 58th St, between the LIE & 55th Ave.
St. Domitilla Division (south side of Second Calvary.)