Prepared by Mark Claypool, Catlin Town Historian,
Atwood Cemetery ( ) P
Parcel ID: 27.00-1-44 exempt
Size: 33W x 33D
Location: This cemetery is surrounded by private property belonging to Charlie Austin (who rediscovered the site), residing at 724 Chambers Road. It is about 100 yards east of Chambers Road along north edge of a creek.
Barber Cemetery (5) PG
Parcel ID: 3.00-1-12 private
Size: 32W x 40D
Location: This cemetery is difficult to access. It is surrounded by private property belonging to Jack Smith, 477 Vanderhoef Road in deep woods north of Buck Mountain. Take King Road from Johnson Hollow Road. Proceed two miles up King Road to the opening of the driveway at 372 King Road belonging to Les Reimsnyder III. Drive another .22 miles north on King Road & park where the pipeline crosses the road. Then walk in due southeast (Reimsnyder property) along the pipeline 3183 feet to a slight kink in the pipeline. There will be a trail heading northeast from this kink. Follow this trail 500 feet to the cemetery.
Carr Cemetery (19) LPG
Parcel ID: 38.00-1-62 private
Size: 15W x 25D
Location: Located along the south side of Barnes Hill Road, ¼ mile from its intersection with Prospect Hill Road, between mailboxes #375 and #391.
Carters Hill Cemetery (20) Location unknown. This may be the Carr Cemetery, since the Carr site sits atop what some maps refer to as "Carr Hill".
Catlin Center Cemetery ( ) LP
Parcel ID: 8.00-1-45.112 private
Size: 10W x 10D approximate
Location: Located just northeast of the intersections of Chambers Road, Murphy Hill Road & Backer Road (area known as Catlin Center) in a tree line along the north edge of a ravine, 152 yards east from mailbox #1303 on Chambers Road. Property is owned by Scot Butler.
Coryell Cemetery (25)
Parcel ID: 3.00-1-1.1 private
Location: This cemetery is actually in the Town of Veteran. It is a couple hundred feet over the town line from Catlin. It is on the west side of NYS Route 14, directly across the road from a house at 4674 Route 14, just south of the Chemung County/Schuyler County line. It is in a farm field, owned by Rex Frost. This site was rediscovered on 8/26/2011 by farmer Frost while he was tilling his field. He had just purchased a new tractor capable of tilling deeper than any used there before, and unearthed the skeletal remains of one person. This site has the remains of Michael Coryell, who died in 1819 at the age of 19. There are said to be remains of about 16 persons at this site, but Coryell is the only one known.
Hofsommer Cemetery (67) LP
Parcel ID: 27.00-1-18 exempt
Size: 100W x 261D
Location: On a small wooded knoll just behind the house owned by Brian Cunningham at 35 Stitts Hill Road. This is on the north side of Stitts Hill Road, just east of its intersection with Murphy Hill Road.
Maple Grove Cemetery (63) LP
Parcel ID: 8.00-1-27 exempt
Size: 274.5W x 96.36D
Location: Located on the north side of Johnson Hollow Road between King Road & Hill Road.
Martins Hill Cemetery ( )
Parcel ID: 26.00-1-40 private
Location: Exact location unknown. Located approximately west off the Hibbard Road, north of the intersection with Townley Hill Road (Martins Hill), on property at 1331 Hibbard Road owned by David Webb. This was the first cemetery in the town and was the burial place of Horace Tupper in 1827. Tupper resided on this plot and was the first supervisor of the Town of Catlin from 1823 to 1826. This cemetery name is sometimes incorrectly applied to the South School Cemetery.
McFail Road Cemetery (124)
Parcel ID: 38.00-1-2 private
Location: Located southwest of the original intersection of the original Cowan Road (now Mary Road) with McFail Road in a farm field owned by Jonathan Jones. Mr. Jones says that previous owner, Roscoe McFail petitioned the town to let him bury the grave stones so he could farm atop the site. Roscoe meticulously excavated and buried each stone over its proper grave, about 3 down. The exact location is now hard to determine since the Cowan Road has since been moved from its original location. Roscoe wanted Cowan Road moved perpendicular to McFail Road to square off his fields for easier plowing. The town refused to do it. Roscoe discovered a regulation that said a road had to be more than a specified distance from a water source. He proceeded to dig a well just east along the edge of the road. The town then had to move the road to its current perpendicular position. It is believed that the cemetery is most likely now on the east side of Mary Road. The stones for this cemetery have never been recorded. That well is still there in the brush line along the east edge of the field.
Miles Cemetery ( ) LP
Parcel ID: 9.00-1-15 private
Location: The site is 1650 feet due north of the parking spot at the end of Buck Mountain Road off Johnson Hollow Road, along the old town road right of way on property owned by Les Reimsynder III.
Moreland Cemetery ( ) L
Parcel ID: 95.00-1-86 exempt
Size: 1.3 acres
Location: This cemetery is about 1/2 mile north of the Catlin/Dix town line on Catlin Hill Road. The entrance is just north of Pearl Street along the west side of the road.
Narsh Cemetery (15) P
Parcel ID: 27.00-1-25 exempt
Size: 12W x12D
Location: Located on NYS Forest land, on the east side of the right of way that continues after Briar Hill Road ends. The exact location is now unknown.
Old Indian Cemetery ( )
Parcel ID: 27.00-1-15 private
Location: Location unknown. Shown on one map to be east of Murphy Hill Road between Stitts Hill Road & Pine Valley Road on the former Benesh Farm at 363 Murphy Hill Road. This property is now owned by Paul Stern.
Pine Valley Cemetery (86) L
Parcel ID: 28.00-1-47 exempt
Size: 2.64 acres
Location: Located at the west end of Cemetery Street in Pine Valley.
Post Creek Cemetery (88) L
Parcel ID: 26.00-1-19 & 26.00-1-20 exempt
Size: 22.86W x66D & 264W x132D, respectively
Location: Located at the south east corner of the intersection with NYS Route 414 and Post Creek Road in Post Creek. This is immediately next to the site of the #6 Post Creek School, which was on the corner.
Quigley Cemetery (92) L
Parcel ID: 7.00-1-64 exempt
Size: 52W x 44D
Location: Located on west side of NYS 414 just north of Campground Road in Chambers, by mailbox #566.
Savory Cemetery (107) L
Parcel ID: 16.05-1-2 exempt
Size: 93W x 132D
Location: Located on the south side of Campground Road near NYS Route 414 in Chambers.
South School Cemetery (66) L
Parcel ID: 37.00-1-85 exempt
Size: 150W x 215D
Location: Located at the end of South Cemetery Road off Brown Road near Hibbard Road.
Wilcox Cemetery (137) Location unknown. This cemetery is believed to be east of Tompkins Corners and is very likely the McFail Road Cemetery (see above).
Wildey Cemetery (139) LP
Parcel ID: 3.00-1-6 private
Size: 100W x 150D estimated.
Location: Located on the east side of the road about 300 north of the junction of the Vanderhoff Road & New Road, 300 south of the Schuyler County Town of Dix line. The primary owner for this parcel is listed as Cotton.
2. Numbers in parentheses are from the index for cemeteries shown on the Chemung County Highways Map, 1990.
3. "L" indicates that gravestone information has been recorded and is available for these cemeteries.
4. "P" indicates photos are available for some of the grave markers.
5. "G" indicates that some genealogical information
is available for key persons buried at that site.
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 31 DEC 2012
By Joyce M. Tice