Permanent Residents: Buried in Tompkins County
Written by Tompkins County historians, edited by Susan Holland
Published by the Tompkins County Historical Commission in 2021
There are more than one hundred cemeteries in Tompkins County, and that does not include private burial spots tucked away on farms. Some are public cemeteries, some hosted by a religious denomination, some designated by family name. Some are large such as Grove Cemetery in the Town of Ulysses, where there are three other cemeteries, or the Ithaca City Cemetery that contains a variety of graves, and some of the earliest to be found in the county. Our cemeteries contain the unknown, the infants and young; in them are those who died too young and the aged. There is a pet cemetery in the town of Newfield.
Permanent Residents is a random accounting of a few of those who are here for all time. In a fluctuating community, with people coming and going, it is good to know some things are forever.
Published by the Tompkins County Historical Commission © 2021