Rockland County Cemetery - Viola, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover
N 41° 08.018 W 074° 05.301
18T E 576516 N 4553992
Quick Description: On the grounds of what is now Rockland Community College in Viola, New York, is an historic local graveyard.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/22/2009 5:50:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM5WYR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 6

Long Description:
In 1959, land from the small Hamlet of Viola, New York was granted to Rockland Community College, as a means to educate the area residents for more skilled labor. The first building to be converted to educational purposes was the old Alms House (county poor house), which was built in 1837 to assist the destitute in the area.

A cemetery, or potter's field, where the graves of many unknown residents of the Alms House still sits on the grounds of the college. In what is now Rockland County Cemetery, a gravestone sits in the corner of the graveyard, next to a student parking area for the unnamed children of all ages buried here. The tombstone reads to the Unknown Baby.

The cemetery is still active and contains over 100 gravestones.

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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