McDonough, N.Y.

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Welcome to McDonough Union Cemetery


The McDonough Union Cemetery is located on the hill in back of the Methodist Church.

The first plot of land was given to the town for this by John Fiske Hill and a society was

formed and incorporated in the 1960's. Since that time it has become necessary to

purchase additional land on the north from the estate of Aderesta Lewis. Mrs. Lewis

was one of the organizers of the Ladies Cemetery Association and also the first

President of same. Through the help of this association, many improvements were

made such as the iron seats placed abut the cemetery and the fence at the approach

of the hill. To the north of the church a small plot of ground was willed by Mrs. Lewis

to the association and there the vault was built.