Parks Cemetery - Fishers, NY
Posted by: sagefemme
N 43° 00.557 W 077° 26.551
18T E 300940 N 4764740
Quick Description: Googlemaps.com lists this wooded area, where County Road 42 turns into Rowley Road, as Parks Cemetery, but as far as I can see the only headstone in this patch of overgrowth is this one, which says "Parks", and nothing more.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2012 3:18:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMEAY2
I think the land could have some commercial value in this highly commercially developed area near Eastview Mall, had it not been designated a cemetery, but nature has reclaimed this space (and yes, I will be cross-listing this under abandoned cemeteries as well). I think I will be coming back with my bushwhacking clothes to see if I can find signs of any other interments. So far, all I've found is a NY State boundary marker near the edge of the overgrowth.
The historical marker in front o Cole & Parks does give this some context, though. It reads "PARK PLACE / Built by Simeon Parks / April 1813, who cleared / a large tract of land. / A famous plank road went by here. / State Education Department 1935".
Earliest Burial: Not listed
Latest Burial: Not listed
Take a photo of at least one grave marker and including a qualitative and quantitative description