Green-Wood – National Historic Landmark in Brooklyn, NY Art, history, and nature in the heart of Brooklyn PLAN YOUR VISIT HAPPENING NOW Brooklyn, NY 46° Clear 7:02 am 7:05 pm EDT GIVE A GIFT CEMETERY SERVICES PLAN YOUR VISIT Mar 18 All day Mother BURIAL & VITAL RECORDS 1840-1937 Search the newly completed database Learn More THE REMAINS OF WINTER
Green-Wood is a living cemetery that brings people closer to the world as it is and was, by memorializing the dead and bringing to life the art, history, and natural beauty of New York City. Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America.
Green-Wood Cemetery is a 478-acre (193 ha) cemetery in the western portion of Brooklyn, New York City. The cemetery is located between South Slope / Greenwood Heights , Park Slope , Windsor Terrace , Borough Park , Kensington , and Sunset Park , and lies several blocks southwest of Prospect Park .
The Green-wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 by Henry Evelyn Pierrepoint. The original layout for the cemetery was designed by landscape architect David Bates Douglass. The 478 acres have a varied terrain and feature both the highest point in Brooklyn (Battle Hill) and four glacial kettle ponds.
New York Today Who Was Buried at Green-Wood, 1840-1937? Now It’s Easier to Find Out. The ledgers of the famous Brooklyn cemetery are online and include some famous names, like Boss Tweed and...
Our memorial counselors can describe and explain each option to you. We encourage you to set up an appointment today by calling 718-210-3081. If you’re looking to schedule a burial in an existing Green-Wood lot, please contact a licensed New York State Funeral Director to make arrangements.
It said that Wyckoff Van Derhoef, who had been a first-class passenger, was buried at Green-Wood. If Richman would get the same question now, he could come up with an answer faster. The 60 volumes of the burial registry, listing the names of everyone buried at Green-Wood from the first interment in 1840 through 1937 in chronological order, have ...