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

David Hawkins Cemetery

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

Inventory Code:   SH01A.1-S 
Prepared Date:   2005-10-20 
Last Modified:   2007-07-05 
Submitter Name:   John Deitz
Submitter Address:   7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719  
1-Site Name:   David Hawkins Cemetery 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Southaven

This Hawkins Cemetery, referred to as the "David Hawkins Cemetery," is a trapezoidal plot approximately 69-64 ft. by 78-64 ft. now deep within the boundaries of the Wertheim Wildlife Refuge. This cemetery is No. 16 in the Town of Brookhaven's inventory of cemeteries


This family cemetery contains gravestones from the early 19th century of members of the Hawkins family.


7-Threats to Area
 By Zoning    By Roads
 By Developers  By Deterioration
 Other Like all family cemeteries, this cemetery is subject to deteriation from natural aging and neglect. Vandalism is minimized because of its isolated location.  
8-Local Attitudes Toward the Area
Generally positive, but with respect to old family cemeteries, there is but a benign interest.
  Photos and images  
Prepared By:
  John Deitz
Supplemental Material

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