July 2, 2015

South End Cemetery | Historic Long Island...

While Justin, Phil, Erin and I were out on the eastern end of Long Island last week, we stopped at the South End Cemetery (Which we just popped into because it was old looking) in East Hampton which happens to be the oldest burying ground in the Town of East Hampton and it contains tombstones dating back to the 17th century. Including that of Lion Gardiner, the first lord of the Isle of Wight -- Which was the first English colonial settlement in what later became New York State (Yay for librarian powers! I didn't know any of this information about it until I started writing this post).

 Here are some of the pictures I took while we were there...

I took a lot more but I don't want to bored you all with my fascination with cemeteries.

4 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful pics- cemeteries are fascinating!

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    1. Thank you!

      Aren't they? There is something about cemeteries that make me want to explore.

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  2. wow, those are remarkably well preserved. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

      They were and the ones that were damaged had newer headstones in front of the originals. It was just such a lovely cemetery and I'm so glad we stopped because I learned some new things writing up this seemingly simple post.

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