Dewittville Cemetery - Poor House Cemetery

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Dewittville Cemetery, aka Poor House Cemetery, was a place to bury the poor folks who were housed here and passed away. The cemetery was in use between 1833 and 1918, although grave markers weren’t used until 1869. The cemetery, barn and woods are said to be full of spirits who manifest as glowing orbs and unexplained noises.

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Geographic Information

Meadows Road
Outside Dewittville, NY
United States

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42.2452781098117, -79.44242262849002
Chautauqua County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Chautauqua, NY (2.7 mi.)
Mayville, NY (3.2 mi.)
Bemus Point, NY (6.3 mi.)
Westfield, NY (8.7 mi.)
Sinclairville, NY (9.5 mi.)
Cassadaga, NY (9.6 mi.)
Sherman, NY (9.8 mi.)
Brocton, NY (9.9 mi.)
Lakewood, NY (11.2 mi.)
Panama, NY (11.9 mi.)


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