Within the hamlets of Brookhaven and South Haven hamlets there are 23 known cemeteries or burying sites. All but one — Oaklawn Cemetery — are inactive. (Four sites have been abandoned and the gravestones and graves removed elsewhere.) They range from sites were there are just one or two grave markers, to large family plots which contain upwards to ~40 grave markers (and likely additional unmarked plots).
The primary identification numbers used for cemeteries www.poloralphlaurenaustralia.biz on this site are those used by the Town of Brookhaven Historian’s Office in the Town of Brookhaven’s 1939 Cemetery Survey produced by then Town Historian Osborn Shaw.
For the entire Town, there are 144 cemeteries on that list and 28 other burying sites on a supplemental list. Except for #21, Oaklawn Cemetery, none of the sites listed below for Brookhaven & South Haven hamlets are active burial grounds, and their care and maintenance is the responsibility of the Town of Brookhaven (as defined by New York State law). See left: “Cemeteries Maintenance/Fire Place History Club Law Suit.”
- All Cemeteries and Headstones with information in the Hamlet People Data Base (includes links to individuals)
- Table of Known Cemeteries and Burial Grounds in Brookhaven and South Haven Hamlets (includes GPS location, designations by various agencies, status of Caithness Grant work, and maintenance priorities)
- Revolutionary War Patriots Believed to be Buried in Brookhaven and South Haven Hamlets
- Cemeteries Maintenance/Fire Place History Club Law Suit: Local residents, under the auspices of the Fire Place History Club and the Brookhaven Village Association, have as one of their missions, the establishment of a sustainable program for the care and maintenance of the old historic cemeteries in the hamlets of Brookhaven & South Haven. According to New York State law, towns have the responsibility to maintain these old abandoned cemeteries. This link tells the story of the efforts by local residents to preserve these sites.
Map of Cemeteries in Brookhaven & South Haven Hamlets
Click on location to go to specific cemetery section
Note: Site B52, Former Rose Cemetery is located on the northeast corner of Beaver Dam Rd. and Library Lane, not the northwest as indicated on the map.
Click HERE for enlarged view (pdf).
Links to Information on Specific Cemeteries:
|Cemetery Designation & Documentation||Slide Show Available||Field Guides|
|#04 South Haven Church (@ old South Haven church site)||Field Guide|
|#16 David Hawkins|
|#19 David Hulse|
|#21 Oaklawn (still active, partial listing)|
|#30 Rose||Slide Show||Field
|#39 Nathaniel Hawkins|
|#51 Former Methodist Cemetery|
|#52 Former Rose Cemetery|
|#79 Carman/Miller||Slide Show||Field Guide|
|#80 Former Homan Cemetery|
|#81 Azel Hawkins|
|#96 Former Ketcham Cemetery|
|#S01 “Sives Hedgerow”/James Greenfield|
|#S09 Rowland Burial Ground|
|#S12 Mott Burial Ground|
|#S17 Ryder/Meadow Lane|
|Old South Haven Church (@ Brookhaven site, single grave, Rev. Charles Kellogg, d. 1976)|