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Abbingdon Hill Pet Animal Cemetery & Crematory

148 Youngblood Rd, Montgomery, NY, 12549

Phone: 845-361-2200
Fax: 303-234-2887

Abbotts Corners Cemetery Association

5223 Abbott Rd, Hamburg, NY, 14075

Phone: 716-649-8338
Fax: 419-281-8410

Adirondack Memorials & Granite Cemetery

29 Broad St, Plattsburgh, NY, 12901

Phone: 518-561-6141

African Burial Ground Memorial Office Cemetery

290 Broadway, New York, NY, 10007

Phone: 212-637-2019

African Cemetery

N St, Rye, NY, 10580

Phone: 215-667-8478

African-American Cemetery

New York 416, Montgomery, NY, 12549

Phone: 845-457-5356

Airmont Lutheran Cemetery

3 Church Rd, Suffern, NY, 10901

Phone: 845-357-3344

Albany Graceland Cemetery

680 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY, 12209

Phone: 518-463-8408

Albany Our Lady of Angels Cemetery

1389 Central Ave, Albany, NY, 12205

Phone: 518-459-2414
Fax: 216-252-2383

Albany Rural Cemetery

Cemetery Ave, Albany, NY, 12204

Phone: 518-463-7017
Fax: 907-562-4276
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Alder Creek Cemetery

11573 New York 12, Alder Creek, NY, 13301

Phone: 315-942-5620

All Saints Church & Cemetery

855 Middle Neck Rd, Kings Point, NY, 11024

Phone: 516-482-5392

Allegany Allegany Cemetery

3450 Maple Ave, Allegany, NY, 14706

Phone: 716-379-8081

Amawalk Hill Cemetery

2445 Quaker Church Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598

Phone: 914-439-8523

Amityville Cemetery

55 Harrison Ave, Amityville, NY, 11701

Amsterdam Fairview Cemetery

272 Steadwell Ave, Amsterdam, NY, 12010

Phone: 518-842-6380

Amsterdam Mount Carmel Cemetery

Truax Rd, Amsterdam, NY, 12010

Phone: 518-843-3250

Arkport Cemetery

7 Main St, Arkport, NY, 14807

Phone: 607-295-7504

Athens Mount Hope Cemetery

Market St, Athens, NY, 12015

Phone: 518-945-1437

Athens Rural Cemetery

Olivett Ln, Athens, NY, 12015

Phone: 518-945-2562
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Attica Forest Hill Cemetery

40 High St, Attica, NY, 14011

Phone: 585-591-8004

Auburn Fort Hill Cemetery

19 Ft St, Auburn, NY, 13021

Phone: 315-253-8132
Fax: 409-718-7618

Auburn North Street Cemetery

358 Genesee St, Auburn, NY, 13021

Phone: 315-253-9554

Bacon Hill Cemetery

131 Stonebridge Rd, Schuylerville, NY, 12871

Phone: 518-695-5522

Ballard Barrett Cemetery

526 New York 6N, Mahopac, NY, 10541

Phone: 845-621-4359

Barnett Memorials Cemetery

236 E Main St, Elbridge, NY, 13060

Phone: 315-689-3813

Barre Memorials Cemetery

566 New York 82, Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533

Phone: 845-223-3830

Batavia Batavia Cemetery

Harvester Ave, Batavia, NY, 14020

Batavia Warner Cemetery

5130 E Main St Rd, Batavia, NY, 14020

Phone: 585-344-1421

Bath Grove Cemetery

E Morris St, Bath, NY, 14810

Phone: 607-569-2442
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Bay Shore Oakwood Cemetery

3 Moffitt Boulevard, Bay Shore, NY, 11706

Phone: 631-665-0638

Bay Shore Saint Patricks Cemetery

Brentwood Rd, Bay Shore, NY, 11706

Phone: 631-666-0805

Bayside Cemetery And Gatehouse Complex

115 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam, NY, 13676

Bayside Washington Memorial Park Cemetery

4018 Bell Boulevard, Flushing, NY, 11361

Phone: 718-229-5011

Bear Ridge Cemetery Association

6730 Bear Rdg Rd, Lockport, NY, 14094

Phone: 716-625-9683

Beechwoods Cemetery

179 Beechwood Ave, New Rochelle, NY, 10801

Phone: 914-632-2350

Beekman Cemetery

21 Church St, Poughquag, NY, 12570

Phone: 845-454-7800

Beekman Meeting House and Friends Cemetery

Emans Rd, Lagrangeville, NY, 12540

Belmont Saint Marys Cemetery

5 Milton St, Belmont, NY, 14813

Phone: 585-268-7272
Fax: 585-268-9128

Bemus Point Cemetery

Ctr St, Bemus Point, NY, 14712

Phone: 716-386-7930
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About Cemeteries

A cemetery is a place where dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. It is a locale set aside, either by governmental authority or private enterprise. A public cemetery is open for use by the community at large while a private cemetery is used only by a small segment of a community or by a family. The establishment of a cemetery involves the process of formally designating a tract of land for use for the burial of the dead. It must be set apart, marked, and distinguished from adjoining ground as a graveyard.

A cemetery is not only subject to the laws of ordinary property due to their inherently different nature. Most states have established rigorous laws that specifically apply to cemeteries. Private interests in the place of burial are subject to the control of public authorities, which have the right to require the disinterment of bodies if deemed necessary.

The law contemplates generally two categories of cemeteries, public and private. A public cemetery is one used by the general community, a neighborhood, or a church, while a private cemetery is one used only by a family or a small portion of the community. However, actual public use rather than ownership determines whether a cemetery is public. Thus, a cemetery, though privately owned or maintained, may be deemed a public cemetery if it is open, under reasonable regulations, to the use of the public for the burial of the dead. A cemetery, though privately owned, is properly classified as a “public cemetery” where it consists of a great number of burial plots or sites sold and for sale to the public. Conversely, a family burying ground has been defined by statute as one in which no lots are sold to the public and in which interments are restricted to a group of persons related to each other by blood or marriage.