Place:Gravesend, Kings, New York, United States


NameGravesend
TypeFormer municipality
Coordinates40.595283°N 73.973393°W
Located inKings, New York, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Gravesend Reformed Church Cemetery

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Settlement of Gravesend, Long Island

Background

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Gravesend is a neighborhood in the south-central section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, on the southwestern edge of Long Island in the U.S. state of New York. It is bounded on the south by Coney Island, on the west by Bath Beach, on the north by Bensonhurst, and on the east by Homecrest and Sheepshead Bay.

Gravesend was one of the original towns in the Dutch colony of New Netherland. After the English took over, it was one of the six original towns of Kings County in colonial New York. Gravesend was the only English chartered town in what became Kings County, and is notable as being one of the first towns founded by a woman, Lady Deborah Moody. The Town of Gravesend encompassed in southern Kings County, including the entire island of Coney Island, and was annexed by the City of Brooklyn in 1894.

The modern-day neighborhood is part of Brooklyn Community Board 11. As of 2010, Gravesend had a population of 29,436.[1]
Map of Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York City, Geographicus - Gravesend-Beers-1873
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Map of Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York City, Geographicus - Gravesend-Beers-1873

Sources

source: Family History Library Catalog

Research Tips

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Gravesend family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
Map of Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York City, includes Coney Island - Geographicus - Gravesend-Beers-1873
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Map of Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York City, includes Coney Island - Geographicus - Gravesend-Beers-1873


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