The story of the Quaker Hill Burial Ground Association begins in the early 19th Century when the organization acquired the first of five small, family-owned cemeteries: The Quaker Hill Cemetery, on Church Road; The Quaker Cemetery, on Old Quaker Hill Road; The Akin-Toffey Cemetery, off Kirby Hill Road; The Akin-Leach Cemetery, on Quaker Hill Road and The Taber Cemetery, off North Quaker Hill Road. For generations, notable residents have been buried at the cemeteries that comprise the Pawling Burial Ground Association. Among them, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Lowell Thomas.
Of the above, only The Quaker Hill Cemetery and The Quaker Cemetery are active for burials. New plots in The Quaker Hill Cemetery are available for purchase, but plot sales in The Quaker Cemetery are limited to family members of those interred.
The burial grounds are located in Pawling, New York, in South Eastern Dutchess County.
To learn more about the rich history of these burial grounds visit our History Page.top of page