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Silent Reminders
 
Bible gravestone marker in Covesville Cemetery
Gravestones serve as markers of the generations that came before us and silent reminders of those who will follow. In Delaware County, the churchyard cemetery is a familiar site, revealing the names of local families who settled the land.

Clovesville Cemetery
 
looking towards Bellaeyre Mtn from Clovesville Cemetery
The Clovesville Cemetery, on old Route 28, has been in use since 1835. Here, the gravestone of Samuel Todd reveals that he died in 1852, at the age of 101. The words engraved in stone read: "Soldier of the Revolution under Gen. Washington’s Command."

Clovesville Cemetery bears the distinction of being the only cemetery in Delaware County with a separate Jewish section. The Berg family plot at the rear contains the grave of Gertrude Berg, who was well-known as radio personality Molly Goldberg in the 1930s. Her family ran a boarding house in Fleischmanns.
 
Clovesville Cemetery
Churchyard cemeteries are often located where bustling villages once stood. In the 1800s, Clovesville had a store, saw mill, tannery, a carding mill, and a clothing factory.

Bedell Cemetery
 
The Bedell Cemetery sits on a hill overlooking Denver valley on Red Kill Road, 2.6 miles from where it turns off old Route 28. Bedell was once a thriving farm community with its own post office. The cemetery contains many re-interments.

Old Redkill Cemetery
 
The Old Redkill Cemetery is located near the end of Red Kill Road approximately one-half mile into the woods. It is a small cemetery, holding approximately 65 gravestones. Surnames found include Todd, Crispell, Kelly and Hallock. Two of the gravestones date back to 1792.

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