Riverside Cemetery

Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York

When burials ceased in the Old Post Cemetery, the vacant field off Hand Avenue in Elizabethtown was chosen for a cemetery, named Riverside Cemetery as a branch of the Boquet River flows below.

This cemetery is located on Hand Avenue in the Village of Elizabethtown, NY, the street beginning at the "top of the hill" between the Museum (old High School) and the stone United Church of Christ Church. A sign on the fence of each entrance reads: "This sign is given in loving memory of Elaine A. Foltz from her husband Bill AD 2000."

The oldest part of the cemetery is located directly behind the Museum grounds on the left as one enters the Cemetery, and runs along the wooded edge of the River's high bank. A Vault is at the northern entrance and was erected in memory of Rolland Case Kellogg AD 1912. There is also an area, with Flag, Dedicated to the memory of our Fellow Citizens who served their Country in the Nation's Wars. A bench is given in memory of Elaine A. Foltz by her husband, Bill.

The layout of the Riverside Cemetery divides it into Blocks for ease of locating monuments and markers. Page numbers found in each Block designate the start and end of each Block as the information is recorded row by row. Note: Page numbers may not show up on rootsweb.com.

A final alphabetical index is included for reference and to assist in locating individual monuments and markers. Maiden names have also been listed in the Index to assist a researcher in locating a family name. All names on the tombstones have been listed in the index (e.g. parents, spouse, children) whether or not they are buried in this Cemetery. Note that information is recorded as seen on the tombstone, and may not be correct for genealogical purposes.

Other information includes:
Vet.    For Veterans known to the American Legion or with service inscriptions on stones
F&AM    When a Free & Accepted Mason insignia is noted on a monument
OES    When an Order of the Eastern Star insignia is noted on a monument

This Cemetery is indeed historical. As you wander through the older areas you can see the large family plots of the families you read about in the historical accounts of earlier days in the Pleasant Valley, Elizabethtown, NY. Throughout this Cemetery are places to sit, rest, relax and/or meditate.

Though I have proof-read the information herein, I apologize for any typographical errors that I might have made.

Jean W. Dickerson
Summer 2008


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