Thursday, December 6, 2012

Riverside Cemetery Receives Historic Designation

Chemung's Riverside Cemetery nets national honor

Riverside receives historic designation for Chemung settler, soldier graves

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Riverside Cemetery on county Route 60 in the Town of Chemung was recently included on the National Register of Historic Places. / JEFF MURRAY / Staff Photos

It’s one of the oldest cemeteries in Chemung County [New York], and several notable people are buried there.

Now, Riverside Cemetery in the Town of Chemung can add another distinction — inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Park Service recently announced the latest additions to the register, including Riverside Cemetery, just off county Route 60 and just east of the Chemung County landfill.

“I submitted an application in 2010 for historical preservation, and I was warned it was very difficult to get a cemetery on the historic register unless there was something with landscaping significance or really famous people buried in the cemetery,” said Cheryl Robinson, president of the Riverside Cemetery Association.

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