The Leverich Cemetery, more formally known as the Leverich Family Burial Ground, was situated on Trains Meadow Road, in what was then known as the Train's Meadow section of Newtown. The Burial Ground was across from the family homestead which stood during the 17th-19th centuries on a plot with the contemporary location at the southeast corner 35th Road at 70th Street. The home burned down in 1909.
The cemetery is over 300 years old and located on the western edge of the Jackson Heights neighborhood, just east of Woodside. It lies near the western boundary of the Jackson Heights Garden City Historic Register District which is listed on both the Federal and New York State Registers of Historic Places.
The burial ground is a rectangular plot of land located immediately behind the rear yards of several private residences that face on Leverich Street. To the east is a parking lot serving several apartment buildings that face on 71st Street between 35th and 37th Avenues. There is no public access.
Pointers To Leverich Cemetery (you'll need them!)
Entry to the Leverich Family Burial Ground is through an alley on the south side of 35th Avenue at the intersection of 71st Street. The alley is located between the Animal Hospital and Lin's Kitchen, a Chinese restaurant. The cemetery is about 200 feet into the alley, with the entrance on the right, just past some garages.
Related Wiki Pages
- Hibridos art collective has taken an interest in the cemetery.
- Historic District
- Historic Sites
- Leverich Street
- Trains Meadow Road
- Leverich Family website
- Details of Reverend William Leverich arrival in Newtown in 1662.
- Archeology Report created in 2006 details possible Native American settlements. Prepared by Daria E. Merwin, M.A., Institute for Long Island Archeology, SUNY Stony Brook.