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Baxter Cemetery
Putnam Valley, NY

Current Status: Inactive
Description:  
GPS: Parking pull-off on the Taconic Pakway at N41•26.213 W073•48.881. Oakridge Street entrance in Roaring Brook Lake community at N41•26.414' W073•48.802' Cemetery gate at N41•26.293' W073•48.923'
Location: Parking is located on northbound Taconic Parkway at mile maker 29.8 (.9 mile north of Pudding Street exit).
How To Access: Pull off parkway and walk northeast into the woods about 75 yards on the old wood trail. Turn left and go north 100 yards on the Old Wiccopee road bed, where you will see a large monument up the hill on the left. There are posts around the cemetary with 2 wire cables strung between them. The opening is at the south end of the cemetary. Alternate access in Roaring Brook Lake on Oakridge Street. Look for a path leading up hill; it may be swampy in wet weather.
Tax Map No.: Putnam Valley 46.-2-6
Owner of Record: Baxter Cemetery
Size & Use: .28 acre. 48 graves. 15 family names: Adams, Anderson, Baxter, Bennet, Bennett, Comings, Crawford, Davis, Nichols, Nickerson, Ridgway, Rundall, Rundle, Stephens, and Stevens.
Earliest Gravestone: 1820, Charity Stevens
Most Prominent: Three Revolutionary War veterans are buried here.
Current Condition: Fair. Very overgrown by ferns. Most stones are in good condition, most are upright. Footstones are visible at many gravesites. Approximately six stones are tilted or positioned leaning up against trees or other stones.
Maintained By:  
Repairs Needed: Clear overgrowth; clean, repair and reset stones.
Troy #: 5C

Rows run north-south, (#1-#7). Areas run west-east (#1-#10). A rough map of this cemetery layout can be viewed and printed by clicking here.

References: Eardeley p.24; Fisher (lists this cemetery as being in Kent Cliffs in error) pp. 19-20; Buys p. 99.

Click on a name below for photo of headstone and location in cemetary.

ADAMS

 

BAXTER

 

BENNET

 

BENNETT

 

COMINGS

 

CRAWFORD

 

DAVIS

 

NICHOLS

 

NICKERSON

 

RIDGEWAY

 

RUNDALL


RUNDLE


STEPHENS

 

STEVENS