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Local Cemeteries

There are three local cemeteries within the Town of Pittsford. All of the records for these cemeteries are retained in the Historian's office at Town Hall, 11 S. Main Street.

Pittsford Cemetery

The Main section of the cemetery is the larger of the two segments and was established in 1842. It is situated between Washington Road and East Avenue (approximately opposite French Road) and is just outside the Pittsford Village limits. There is pedestrian access from East Avenue and two vehicle entrances on Washington Road. The entrance to the Pittsford Cemetery East section, where there are many graves still available to purchase, is located at 38 Washington Road, roughly opposite Entrance #3 to the main cemetery. The cemetery is a private, not-for-profit burying ground that is not owned by the town or village. It is funded solely by grave plot sales and is administered by the Pittsford Cemetery Association. For the most comprehensive records of burials and availability of graves, contact the secretary/ treasurer at (585) 385-5900 Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Pioneer Burying Ground

Located at the intersection of Stone Road and Route 64, the Pioneer Burying Ground is no longer an active cemetery. The original three-acre Pioneer Burying Ground and Mile Post School adjacent to it was set off by Simon and Israel Stone, the town's founders, in 1789 and purchased with $250 of public funds. A small wooden church also stood on the plot in the 1800s. The church had been established and built by the Congregational Society and later sold to the Baptists. The first log schoolhouse was also built on this land.

Pioneer graves include Revolutionary War veterans such as John Lusk, the first permanent settler in what became Monroe County; Glover Perrin, the founder of Perinton; Andrew Huntington, Sr., a physician who answered the alarm at Lexington; and Alexander Dunn, a quartermaster in the Sullivan and Clinton expedition of 1779. Many of the early settlers who were involved in community government and early farm families were buried in this unassuming resting place.

East Street Cemetery

On East Street near Park Road, this final resting place does not accept new burials but is well maintained by the Town of Pittsford. It is important because one of our original founders is buried here in a grave in the rear of the cemetery. This cemetery was expected to become the main burying ground for residents of the town, but the 1842 Pittsford Cemetery overshadowed it.