Roslyn Cemetery

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Roslyn Cemetery
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The grounds of the Roslyn Cemetery, which despite the name is actually in nearby Greenvale, New York.
Roslyn Cemetery is located in New York
Roslyn Cemetery
Roslyn Cemetery is located in the US
Roslyn Cemetery
Location Northern Boulevard, W of jct. with Glen Cove Road, Roslyn, New York
Coordinates 40°48′33″N 73°37′56″W / 40.80917°N 73.63222°W / 40.80917; -73.63222Coordinates: 40°48′33″N 73°37′56″W / 40.80917°N 73.63222°W / 40.80917; -73.63222
Area 13 acres (5.3 ha)
Built 1908 (1908)
NRHP Reference # 91001534[1]
Added to NRHP October 28, 1991

The Roslyn Cemetery is a historic cemetery located on Route 25A (Northern Boulevard) in the town of Greenvale, Nassau County, New York. It is owned by the Roslyn Presbyterian Church which is located within the Village of Roslyn. The Roslyn Cemetery is a product of the "Rural Cemetery Act" of which one of the many intents was to move burial grounds away from the local church and community as well as to design the grounds in a park like setting. This is clearly evident in the "Roslyn Cemetery" which is more like a botanical garden than a cemetery. Interments began in the 19th century and it continues to accept burials today. The cemetery has many notable figures as well as a section dedicated to fallen Civil War soldiers.[2]

The "East Gate Toll House" which sits on the south east side of the "Roslyn Cemetery" and is clearly seen from Northern Blvd.(Route 25A) is the last remaining toll house that served the North Hempstead Turnpike. It was built around 1864 and is frequently but incorrectly referred to as being a toll house for the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway which ran considerably south of this location. Over the years the toll road had ceased operation and the main road was moved south of the toll house. The "Roslyn Cemetery" eventually surrounded the property. This structure sat unoccupied for many years and served little more than a shed for cemetery work tools. In the 1980s it was restored. It serves as a private residence and is on the National Register of Historic Places, as is the surrounding cemetery.[2]

Roslyn Presbyterian Church

Notable interments[edit]


  1. ^ 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 2016-03-01.  Note: This includes Kathleen LaFrank (March 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Roslyn Cemetery" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-01.  and Accompanying photographs

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