Schodack Cemetery Locations
People buried in these cemeteries and graveyards are listed alphabetically
by surname in Interments in Rensselaer County Cemeteries.

Information on this page was compiled by the late Lin Van Buren from first-hand investigation and from the good guidance of Vital Records of the Town of Schodack, Rensselaer County, New York Prior to 1880, compiled by Lauretta P. Harris (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1970), referred to in the table below as "LPH VRS". To save space, Lin has referred to people by their initials: Lauretta P. Harris herself is "LPH"; the late Ralph David Phillips (1895-1982) of Nassau is "RDP"; Ralph's twin brother the late Robert R. Phillips (1895-1992) is "RRP"; and Lin is "LVB". Some of the cemeteries listed below are linked to interments at Find-A-Grave.

Name Data Source Location
Bink Graveyard LPH VRS "Old Bink Farm, East Schodack." RDP recorded inscriptions on an unspecified date. 3 stones.
Carpenter Cemetery (also known as Carpenter-Schermerhorn CemeteryLPH VRS;
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South Schodack; LPH recorded the inscriptions in 1967; 35 stones, including 2 "on the next farm".
Castleton CemeteryBill Bruin, who visited in October 2004;
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This is the former name (at least until the 1930s) of what is now Mountain View Cemetery (see below).
Clark's Chapel CemeteryPersonal visits by LVB;
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On south side of Clark's Chapel Road, also known as Burden Lake Road, east of hamlet of East Schodack. Nothing remains of Clark's Chapel itself, a Methodist church that once stood across the road from the cemetery. RRP and Ralph Boyce recorded the inscriptions in 1948. Medium-sized cemetery which is still maintained, but I don't know by whom.
Fred Dorn Farm GraveyardLPH VRSKnickerbocker Road, Schodack Landing; take NY State Highway 9J northward from Schodack Landing; after about 1 mile, turn right into Knickerbocker Road. LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968. 9 stones.
Old Gardenier Farm GraveyardLPH VRSVan Hoesen Station Road, South Schodack; LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968; 6 stones.
Ham Graveyard (also known as
Ham-Palmer Cemetery
LPH VRS"Private Cemetery, East Schodack." LPH VRS cites DAR cemetery records, Book 58, page 84. 9 stones listed.
Horizon View CemeteryNorman Wiley, president of the Castleton Cemetery Association;
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This cemetery, established in 1975, is located at 1375 Brookview Rd., next to the Goold Orchards. Maintained.
Krug Farm GraveyardLPH VRSBrookview Station Road, Brookview; LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968 and wrote, "Toward the rear of this farm the stones had all been pushed up into a pile. The following [12 stones] were all that I could move and copy."
Former John Lantz Farm GraveyardLPH VRSSchodack Landing Road (Rensselaer County Route 2), Muitzeskill; LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968.
Log Meeting House CemeteryPersonal visits by LVB;
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Located in heart of hamlet of North Schodack. LPH wrote, "This cemetery was affiliated with the Schodack Baptist Church which was organized in 1794. The records were copied by Rachel C. Wilkins in 1933 and compiled by Mrs. John P. Mosher in 1937 and are recorded in the DAR records. This cemetery was checked again in the spring of 1970 by the compiler [LPH] and found to be in deplorable condition - overgrown with brush, stones down and buried. The available stones were compared with the DAR records and mistakes [sic]
corrected." No trace survives of this church, also known as the Particular Baptist Church of Schodack. The cemetery was still in a dreadful state in the 1990s when I began visiting it, but I am told that some restoration work took place in about 2000.
Old Miller Farm GraveyardLPH VRSSouth Schodack; LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968. 2 stones.
Miller-Snook-Snyder-Van Buren GraveyardLPH VRS"Between East Schodack and West Sand Lake." RDP recorded the inscriptions on an unspecified date. LPH VRS lists 14 names, but a Van Buren researcher says other Van Buren graves are there besides the one listed.
Mizner StoneLPH VRSLocation not given in LPH VRS, but implication is that it lies adjacent to the Van Valkenburgh Graveyard. 17 stones.
Mountain View Cemetery (also known as Castleton Cemetery)Norman Wiley, president of the Castleton Cemetery Association; personal visits by LVB;
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Located at 46 Scott Avenue in the village of Castleton-on-Hudson. Large cemetery; maintained.
Muitzeskill CemeteryLPH VRSSouthwest of the Dutch Reformed Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill; RDP recorded the inscriptions on an unspecified date; LPH wrote, "The cemetery is now overgrown with brush and is difficult to find." LPH VRS lists about 75 names, including 4 added from research in town records.
Mull Cemetery Find A GraveLocated in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.
Nassau-Schodack Cemeterypersonal visits by LVB;
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Not in Schodack; in Nassau (see Nassau); large cemetery; maintained.
Old Nausbaum Farm GraveyardLPH VRSVan Hoesen Station Road, South Schodack; LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968 and wrote, "There is evidence that other stones might be buried under the sod. The above [6] stones were all down and partly covered."
Resurrection Cemetery (also known as Sisters of the Resurrection Cemetery Find A GraveOn Boltwood Avenue in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.
[New] Sacred Heart Cemetery Find A GraveOn Old Post Rd. in South Schodack.
[Old] Sacred Heart Cemetery Find A Grave#3 Catholic Way in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.
Schodack Landing CemeteryLPH VRS and personal visit by LVB;
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Fairly large cemetery on east side of NY State Highway 9J, just north of Schodack Landing; pretty location overlooking Hudson River. LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968. Maintained.
Shufelt GraveyardLPH VRS"Route 203 between Route 9 and North Chatham"; NY State Highway 203 does go to North Chatham, Columbia Co NY, but it does not enter the Town of Schodack, and it does not intersect with US Highway 9. LPH VRS does not say who recorded the inscriptions or when. 24 names listed.
South Schodack CemeteryLPH VRS;
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"In back of the old school"; RDP and RRP recorded the inscriptions in 1940; 27 stones.
Staats Graveyard (also known as
Staats Island Cemetery)
LPH VRS;
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"Located on the island farm of the Staats family, since 1660, north of Castleton on the Hudson River. The cemetery is on the crest of the hill north and in back of the Philip Staats house, and south of the Barent Staats house. From Col[umbia] Co. Cem. Van Alstyne 1933." 32 stones.
Van Buren GraveyardLPH VRS and
personal visit by LVB
Well hidden; take NY State Highway 9J south from Schodack Landing almost to Rensselaer-Columbia county line; park; walk eastward from road (away from Hudson River) back behind row of houses; climb railway embankment; cross railway line behind houses; walk northward following railway line to a telephone pole; walk east into woods; graveyard is in a clearing surrounded by woods; LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968 and found 9 stones; all are thought to be of the Maas Van Buren-Rebecca Bogart line. Not maintained.
Van Buren GraveyardLPH VRS, citing DAR Cemeteries Vol. 96 pp 159-161; personal visit by LVBOn old Hattie Bult Farm south of Brookview; LPH VRS lists 43 names including "corrections made by LH"; on my visit in 1991, I found far fewer stones, mostly fallen and covered in deep undergrowth, under a clump of trees surrounded by barbed wire to keep the present owner's cattle from further trampling the stones; wear old clothes and take a sickle with you; not maintained.
Van Valkenburgh GraveyardLPH VRS"On H. Coons Farm, Bame Road, Castleton." LPH recorded the inscriptions in 1968. 10 stones.
Van Voorehas GraveyardLPH VRSMaple Hill Road, Village of Castleton-on-Hudson; LPH recorded inscriptions in 1968; 17 stones.
Woodlawn CemeteryPersonal visits by LVB;
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On north side of Burden Lake Road, east of East Schodack. LPH recorded inscriptions in 1969. Fairly large cemetery; maintained.



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