6. Graves Moved from Throughout NYC to Woodlawn

Many famous spots in New York City were actually burial grounds and cemeteries before the City became too dense to keep them. Some of these graves have moved to Woodlawn. Rutgers Street church graves were moved to Rutgers Plot at Woodlawn in 1866. West Farms Dutch Reformed Church from Boone Avenue and 1762nd Street in the Bronx moved a bulk of its graves to Woodlawn the following year. Bensonia or “Morrisania” cemetery, pictured above, was a Native American burial ground that was moved to Woodlawn in 1871.

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