Gravesend Cemetery

Gravesend Cemetery (HMK2E)

Location: Pickens, NY 11223 Kings County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 35.714', W 73° 58.446'

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Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

On the morning of August 22, 1776, the British invasion force, approximately 20,000 troops, began landing on the shores of Gravesend Bay, supported by naval forces under the command of Admiral Lord Richard Howe. The invaders followed the King's Highway to seize the villages of Gravesend and Flatlands to the east. They took the Old Road to capture Flatbush village and to confront the American forces guarding the Flatbush Pass, where the road up to Brooklyn Village cut through the hills above Flatbush.

Many of the residents of Gravesend from the Revolutionary War era are buried in Gravesend Cemetery including Colonel Rutgert Van Brunt (1722-1812), command of the Kings County Regiment and Captain Rem Williamson (1739-1825), commander of the Gravesend Company.
HM NumberHMK2E
Placed ByNew York State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586806 N 4494331
Decimal Degrees40.59523333, -73.97410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 35.714', W 73° 58.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 35' 42.84" N, 73° 58' 26.76" W
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Area Code(s)718, 917, 212
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40-48 Gravesend Neck Rd, Pickens NY 11223, US
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