Oakland Cemetery

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Oakland Cemetery, established around 1783 to bury Revolutionary War soldiers, was originally called St. John’s Burial Grounds. The name was changed to Oakland Cemetery in 1875. Rampant vandalism has led to the rumors of its being haunted; three ghostly women, coming from the hill towards the cemetery’s center, are said to chase prospective wrongdoers away. A photograph was taken of three apparitions here in 2006.

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    Geographic Information

    2 Saw Mill River Rd
    Yonkers, NY 10701
    United States

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    40.938975, -73.880315
    Westchester County, New York
    Nearest Towns:
    Yonkers, NY (1.1 mi.)
    Bronxville, NY (2.5 mi.)
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    Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (3.8 mi.)
    Cresskill, NJ (4.1 mi.)
    Pelham, NY (4.3 mi.)
    Eastchester, NY (4.3 mi.)
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