The Evergreens Cemetery was organized in 1849 as a non-sectarian cemetery, under the Rural Cemetery Act of 1847. This beautiful park-like cemetery on the Brooklyn-Queens border covers 225 acres of rolling hills and gently sloping meadows, and features several thousand trees and flowering shrubs. The Evergreens is the final resting place of more than 526,000 people. It offers a selection of burial options including family lots (two graves and up), single graves (accommodating up to three interments when possible), an urn garden, and community and private family mausoleums. Our new Chapel Mausoleum and Niches offer other alternatives for peaceful, dignified rest in a bucolic setting.
The Evergreens is a jewel of history among New York cemeteries. Among the notable stories found at the Evergreens are the burial places of entertainers such as Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and “Blind Tom” Wiggins; the Rockaway Footpath, which played a major role in the Revolutionary War; the gravesite of the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire; and many more handsome and historic graves and monuments.
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