Why is Hart Island abandoned?
During the Cold War, Nike defense missiles were stationed on Hart Island. The island was intermittently used as a prison and a homeless shelter until 1967; the last inhabited structures were abandoned in 1977.
Hart Island (Bronx)
|Length||1.0 mi (1.6 km)|
|Width||0.33 mi (0.53 km)|
|City||New York City|
How do I find out where someone is buried in NYC?
To search for cemeteries at the town level, follow directions below.
- Go to the FamilySearch Catalog.
- Enter: New York in the Place box.
- Click on: Search.
- Click on: Cemeteries.
- Click on: Places within New York.
- Click on the county you want to search.
- Click on Places within United States, New York, county name.
Where is loved one buried?
Contact the Public Administrator or Coroner
In the United States, every county or large city has a “Public Administrator” that handles the affairs of deceased persons who have no other relatives to handle their estates. The Public Administrator is the one who arranges for that deceased person’s burial or cremation.
Where is Hart Island cemetery?
Long Island Sound
Hart Island is located in the Long Island Sound, near City Island in the Bronx. Hart Island serves as the City’s public cemetery and is the final resting place of over one million individuals.
Are burial locations public record?
The court found that names of individuals buried in the cemetery were death records, which are public under the state law.