Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form

Unless indicated below, this is a transcript of the original Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey form. Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made. Corrections to factual errors, updates or comments on the information are either enclosed in [square brackets], or will be clearly indicated as updated material. Since most of the surveys were conducted in the late 1970ā€™s and early 1980ā€™s, much of the information reflects that time period.

Sites with an Inventory Code suffix of ā€œSā€ are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.

Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form

Nathaniel Hawkins Cemetery

 If checked, this is a Supplemental Form, not in the original surveys.

Inventory Code:   Br02 
Prepared Date:   1982-07-26 
Last Modified:   2007-07-05 
Submitter Name:   Town of Brookhaven/SPLIA
Submitter Address:   Town Hall
205 S. Ocean Ave.
Patchogue, NY 11772  
Organization:   Brookhaven Community Development Agency
1-Site Name:   Nathaniel Hawkins Cemetery 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven

A small family cemetery in the midst of large oak trees, many members of the Hawkins family are buried here. However, it has been the target of much vandalism. It is now contained within the Wertheim Refuge (See SH03).


Members of the David Hawkins family who built the house c. 1801 which is directly south of this site, are buried here. See Br03.


DOT Bellport Quad

7-Threats to Area
 By Zoning    By Roads
 By Developers  By Deterioration
 Other Vandalism  
8-Local Attitudes Toward the Area
  Photos and images  
Prepared By:
  Ellen Williams, Research Assistant
Supplemental Material

[The original 1982 Survey called this the "Alexander Hawkins Cemetery." It is now commonly referred to as the "Nathaniel Hawkins Cemetery."]
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