New Utrecht Cemetery

New Utrecht Cemetery (HMK2C)

Location: Annville, NY 11228 Kings County
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N 40° 36.669', W 74° 0.356'

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Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

This is the site of the original New Utrecht Reformed Church, built in 1700 on the main street of New Utrecht village.

On August 22, 1776, General Howe's troops occupied the old Church before moving to attack the Americans at Brooklyn Heights. After the Battle of Brooklyn, August 27, 1776, the Church was used as a field hospital and prison and, later, a riding school.

The most notable prisoner, General Nathaniel Woodhull, President of the New York Convention, was moved to the neighboring DeSille house where he died of wounds suffered during his capture.

In 1827, the old Church was taken down and its stones re-used in the present Church at 18th Avenue and 84th Street.

The Cemetery contains monuments to many descendants of the old Brooklyn Dutch settlers, including several, such as Lieutenant Colonel, later Judge, Nicholas Cowenhoven, William Van Brunt and Isaac Corteyou, who played active roles in the Revolutionary cause.

Today the cemetery is still owned and used by the New Utrecht Reformed Church.
HM NumberHMK2C
Placed ByNew York State
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584092 N 4496067
Decimal Degrees40.61115000, -74.00593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.669', W 74° 0.356'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 40.14" N, 74° 0' 21.36" W
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Area Code(s)718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1600-1614 84th St, Annville NY 11228, US
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