Trinity Church Cemetery

Trinity Church Cemetery consists of three separate burial grounds associated with Trinity Church in Manhattan, New York, USA. The first was established in the Churchyard located at 74 Trinity Place at Wall Street and Broadway. In 1842, the church, running out of space in its churchyard, established Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum in Upper Manhattan between Broadway and Riverside Drive, at the Chapel of the Intercession (now The Church of the Intercession, New York), formerly the location of John James Audubon's estate. A third burial place is the Churchyard of St. Paul's Chapel.

The burial grounds have been the final resting place for many historic figures since the Churchyard cemetery opened in 1697. A non-denominational cemetery, it is listed in the United States National Register of Historic Places and is the only remaining active cemetery in Manhattan. There are two bronze plaques at the Church of the Intercession cemetery commemorating the Battle of Fort Washington, which included some of the fiercest fighting of the Revolutionary War.

Trinity Church Cemetery, along with Broadway, marks the center of the Heritage Rose District of NYC.

Notable burials
Trinity Churchyard
  • William "Lord Stirling" Alexander (1726–1783), Revolutionary War Continental Army Major General
  • John Alsop (1724–1794), delegate to the Continental Congress
  • John Jacob Astor (1763–1848) businessman, founder of the Astor family of New York
  • William Berczy or Johann Albrecht Ulrich Moll (1744–1813), Canadian pioneer and painter
  • William Bradford (1660–1752), colonial printer
  • Richard Churcher (1676–1681), a child whose grave is marked by the oldest carved gravestone in New York City
  • Michael Cresap (1742–1775), pre-Revolutionary War hero
  • John R. Fellows (1832–1896), U.S. representative
  • Robert Fulton (1765–1815), inventor
  • Albert Gallatin (1761–1849), member of Congress, U.S. secretary of the Treasury
  • Horatio Gates (1727–1806), Revolutionary War general
  • Capt Hoysted Hacker (1745–1814), Continental Navy captain
  • Aaron Hackley, Jr (1783–1868), U.S. representative
  • Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), Continental Army officer and military aide to General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, first U.S. secretary of the Treasury, Federalist Papers author and founder of The Bank of New York
  • Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (1757–1854), wife of Alexander Hamilton
  • John Sloss Hobart (1738–1805), U.S. senator
  • William Hogan (1792–1874), U.S. representative
  • William Houstoun (1755–1813), delegate to the Continental Congress
  • James Lawrence (1781–1813), naval hero
  • Francis Lewis (1713–1802), signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Walter Livingston (1740–1797), delegate to the Continental Congress
  • Luther Martin (1744–1826), delegate to the Continental Congress
  • Charles McKnight (1750–1791), Continental Army surgeon
  • John Jordan Morgan (1770–1849), U.S. representative
  • Thomas Jackson Oakley (1783–1857), U.S. representative
  • John Morin Scott (1730–1784), Revolutionary War general of New York militia, delegate to the Continental Congress, and first secretary of state of New York
  • George Templeton Strong (1820–1875), diarist, abolitionist, lawyer
  • Silas Talbot (1750–1813), U.S. Navy commodore, second captain of the USS Constitution
  • John Watts (1749–1836), U.S. representative
  • Franklin Wharton (1767–1818), Marine Corps commandant
  • Hugh Williamson (1735–1802), signer of the Constitution
  • John Peter Zenger (1697–1746), newspaper publisher whose libel trial helped establish the right to a free press
Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
  • Ralph Waldo Ellison, (1914–1994), Author and Educator
  • Mercedes de Acosta (1893–1968), lesbian writer, socialite, lover of Greta Garbo, and a sister of Rita de Acosta Lydig (see below)
  • Rita de Acosta Lydig (1876–1929), a famous socialite of the early 1900s who was proclaimed one of the most beautiful women in the world
  • William Alexander (1726–1783), served at the Battle of Long Island as a Continental Army General
  • Charlotte Augusta Gibbes Astor (1825–1887) Socialite; Philanthropist wife of John Jacob Astor III
  • William Backhouse Astor, Sr. (1792–1875), Businessman.
  • William Backhouse Astor, Jr. (July 12, 1830 – April 25, 1892), Businessman
  • Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor (1830–1908), socialite
  • John Jacob Astor III (1822–1890), philanthropist
  • John Jacob Astor IV (1864–1912), businessman killed in the sinking of the Titanic
  • John Jacob Astor VI (1912–1992), Son of Madeleine & J.J.A. IV
  • Madeleine Force Astor (1893–1940), socialite, Titanic survivor
  • John James Audubon (1785–1851) ornithologist and naturalist
  • Estelle Bennett (1941–2009) member of the 1960s girl group The Ronettes, along with sister Veronica Ronnie Spector, and cousin Nedra Talley.
  • John Winthrop Chanler (1826–1877), United States Congressman
  • William Astor Chanler (1867–1934), United States Congressman
  • William Augustus Darling (1817–1895), United States Congressman
  • Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson Dickens (1845–1912), lecturer on the life of his father, Charles Dickens
  • John Adams Dix, (1798–1879) soldier, United States Senator, Secretary of the Treasury, Governor of New York, statesman
  • Edward Haight (1817–1885), United States Congressman
  • Eliza Jumel (1775–1865), a prostitute who later became the wealthiest woman in America and wife of Aaron Burr
  • Clement Clarke Moore (1779–1863), pastor to whom authorship of A Visit from St. Nicholas has traditionally been attributed
  • Jerry Orbach (1935–2004), actor
  • Samuel Seabury (1873–1958), New York City Judge
  • Fernando Wood (1812–1881), Mayor of New York City
  • Abraham Oakey Hall (1826–1898), Mayor of New York City
  • James Monroe (1799–1870), US Congressman
Churchyard of St. Paul's Chapel
  • George Frederick Cooke (1756–1812), actor whose skull was used in Edwin Booth's production of Hamlet
  • Stephen Rochefontaine (d. 1798), Revolutionary War Continental Army officer.
  • John Holt (1721–1784), publisher
  • Richard Montgomery (1738–1775) Major General in the Continental Army


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