The Old Cutchogue Burying Ground in Cutchogue is situated at 32770 Main Road about a mile east of the Village Green (corner of Main Road and Harbor Lane), and is a sacred and historic site where the remains of Cutchogue’s settlers were laid to rest. Typical of its early time period, the Old Cutchogue Burying Ground is not located near a church; as a municipal burying ground, its burials were non-denominational. Also true to tradition, the headstones uniformly face to the west and footstones to the east, a reminder of the Christian belief in Christ’s Second Coming, when the deceased could sit up to witness this miracle with the rising sun. Recent preservation work includes a condition survey of the headstones, cleaning, and the beginning of repairs including resetting crooked stones and reattaching the broken pieces of stones that have already fallen.
With the help of volunteers, the Historical Council has photographed and recorded all of the inscriptions on surviving headstones and footstones. These images and data such as names, birth and death dates, and marital status have been uploaded into a searchable database, BillionGraves.com. Please click on the link provided below and follow the easy steps provided to search for your ancestors in the Old Cutchogue Burying Ground: