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Cemeteries in Queens

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Have you heard Queens, New York, called cemetery land? Since the 19th century when burials in Manhattan were banned, Queens has been known for its cemeteries. In many densely-populated neighborhoods the burials grounds occupy the high ground because they predate the neighborhoods.

Here's a list of cemeteries in Queens to get you started on finding graves or exploring the past.

Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
Photo (c) John Roleke
49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd, Woodside, NY 11377
718-786-8000
Entrance also in Blissville, Long Island City. Calvary Cemetery is administered by the Catholic Archdiocese of New York.

Saint John Cemetery

St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village
Photo (c) John Roleke
80-01 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, NY 11379
718-894-4888

Flushing Cemetery

46th Ave, Flushing, NY
718-359-0100
Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie are among those buried at Flushing Cemetery.

Mount St. Mary Cemetery

172-00 Booth Memorial Ave, Flushing, NY 11365
718-353-1560
Catholic

Fresh Pond Crematory & Columbarium

61-40 Mount Olivet Crescent, Middle Village, NY 11379
718-821-9700

Mount Zion Cemetery

59-63 54th Ave, Flushing, NY
718-335-2500

Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery

67-29 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, NY 11379
718-821-1750

Cypress Hills Cemetery

Sailors Memorial
Photo (c) John Roleke
833 Jamaica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208
718-277-2900
Although the main entrance is in Brooklyn, most of Cypress Hills Cemetery is within the borough of Queens. There is an additional entrance at Cooper Ave & 68th St in Glendale.

Mount Hebron Cemetery

132-04 Horace Harding Exwy, Flushing, NY
718-939-9405

Cedar Grove Cemetery

130-04 Horace Harding Exwy, Flushing, NY 11367
Cedar Grove Cemetery is non-sectarian.
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