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Cortland Rural Cemetery

110 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045


Established in 1853, this open-air museum is a beautiful 19th-century Victorian garden cemetery is 50 acres and is the final resting place for 18,000 people.

A fine example of the rural cemetery as a solution to the problem of overcrowding urban cemeteries, the Cortland Rural Cemetery was designed as a garden cemetery that was carefully planned using architectural and landscape design. Walk the cemetery yourself with an interactive cemetrail tour and admire the beauty of the headstones and the impressive diverse species of trees to discover those who helped shaped Cortland history.

DID YOU KNOW?  The Cortland Rural Cemetery was voted "Top 11 Spooky Cemetrails You Can Visit" by Travel Channel.

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