4. Joseph Rodman Drake Park, Bronx
This tiny cemetery in the Bronx is where the Hunt and Leggett families rest. It’s named after the famous nineteenth century poet, Joseph Rodman Drake and sits on the property of the Hunt family. With just 50 markers here, including Drake’s and those of families associated with the development of the Bronx, this tiny cemetery is one of the smallest on this list.
On a mound south of this cemetery was a Slave Burial Ground, where several enslaved Africans were buried under basic gravestones. The last burial here occurred on the Slave Burial Ground took place in the 1840s, and was then hidden by construction until a history project at P.S. 48 unearthed it.