Colden Family Cemetery

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Colden Family Cemetery
Colden Family Cemetery.jpg
View over the cemetery from northwest corner
Colden Family Cemetery is located in New York
Colden Family Cemetery
Colden Family Cemetery is located in the US
Colden Family Cemetery
Location Off of Maple Ave., Town of Montgomery, NY
Nearest city Newburgh
Coordinates 41°31′16″N 74°08′47″W / 41.52111°N 74.14639°W / 41.52111; -74.14639Coordinates: 41°31′16″N 74°08′47″W / 41.52111°N 74.14639°W / 41.52111; -74.14639
Area less than one acre
NRHP Reference # 05000017[1]
Added to NRHP February 9, 2005

The Colden Family Cemetery is a Registered Historic Place in the Town of Montgomery in Orange County, New York. It is located off Maple Avenue south of NY 17K, surrounded by a small stone wall.[2]

It was established in the 1780s by the descendants of area resident Cadwallader Colden, one of the last colonial governors of New York. The ruins of the family home are at the junction of 17K and NY 747, approximately a mile (1.6 km) to the northeast. While Colden himself is buried another private cemetery in the Queens community of Flushing where he died, a tablet was erected in his memory at the entrance. Many of his progeny are here, along with some of the family's slaves and members of other families. The earliest grave is that of his last wife Elizabeth, who died in 1782. The most recent grave is that of Anna Colden Harris, who died in 1937.[2]

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-02-01. [permanent dead link] Note: This includes William E. Krattinger (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Colden Family Cemetery" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-02-01.  and Accompanying photographs

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