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Hope Cemetery Mausoleum 

Newark Valley Cemeteries

Hope Cemetery

Hope Cemetery is the largest cemetery
in Newark Valley, with 5ooo souls at rest within it's borders.  Many of the town's first settlers can be found buried in this location. 

Weltonville Cemetery is the site of the first official burial in the town.  Polly Clark was buried here following her death in January 1810.

Dear Ancestor

"Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you."

-Walter Butler Palmer

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