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Cortland Rural Cemetery

110 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045-2429
+1 607-756-6022
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Beautiful Grounds

My friend and i decided to visit here before heading to the 1890's house down the street. The... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Melissa W
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Walking tour

Nice example of cemeteries of the past. Many beautiful monuments, and the walking tour is an... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Cortland, New York
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Located just moments from the heart of the Cortland, NY, the Cortland Rural Cemetery gently rises northward from historic Tompkins Street. The site features 50 acres of winding drives, walking trails, interpretive signs, and labeled trees ~ amid islands of individual graves, family mausoleums, and monument groupings, and honoring the original, 19th century concept of a "rural cemetery."
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110 Tompkins St, Cortland, NY 13045-2429
+1 607-756-6022
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and i decided to visit here before heading to the 1890's house down the street. The grounds are beautiful, the rolling hills of green grass, the trees here and there... some graves had fresh flowers planted (thankfully fake flowers are prohibited). The monuments...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Nice example of cemeteries of the past. Many beautiful monuments, and the walking tour is an excellent addition for appreciating the history of the place.

Thank bwdailey
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Cemetery is well cared for. Always looks very pretty. Wish St. Mary's would do the same.. Keep up the good work

Thank katydid34
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My cousin and uncle are interned here in a beautiful spot overlooking the SUNY campus where my uncle had started his career 50 years ago. It is a nice place to pay your respects and they take good care of the property. For a cemetery,...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 18 July 2016

It's a great and quiet place to walk or to run, as well as a neat place for examining grave markers and old-style memorials. It isn't all history, though, as there are funeral processions occasionally visible on the grounds. Be respectful of modern mourners, if...More

Thank ked909
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Cortland Rural Cemetery is a vibrant resource for Cortland and New York State history. It's beautiful and provides many resources for exploring and learning: self-guided tour map, educational signs about historic "residents", a broad variety of trees--many marked by species. CRC encourages walking and exploring...More

Thank Ted_and_Laura
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Fantastic cemetery for those who like to visit old cemeteries like I do. What sets this place apart is the excellent signage throughout the cemetery, making the place a comprehensive field trip. The signs explain historical events of the area using the tombstones as detail...More

Thank History U
Reviewed 5 April 2016

"rural" doesn't really say it all about this lovely, hilly final resting place with a number of ornate sendoffs... funny, not a spooky feeling here at all, just sense of legacy...

Reviewed 24 March 2016

This lovely old cemetery is a great place to visit, if you're visiting downtown Cortland for any reason. Its road, now uniquely referred to as 'cemetrails' feature interpretive signs with information on the cemetery's history, geology, artistic assets, and notable gravesites. Many of the large...More

1  Thank John H
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