Betsey Stockton led a truly remarkable life. She was born into slavery in New Jersey in the 18th century and later became a free woman, an educator, and a missionary in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii). She was the first African American woman to travel overseas as a missionary, and only the second unmarried American woman to do so.
Welcome to historic Lakewood Cemetery in Cooperstown, New York. For nearly 175 years, we have sought to provide, maintain, and preserve a suitable place for the burial of the dead. There are now over 4,800 people buried or memorialized here.
We encourage you to visit our beautiful grounds on the hillside overlooking Otsego Lake. The cemetery is open during daylight hours. It has two large sections. Both are located on County Highway 31 just north of the village of Cooperstown.
For information on purchasing plots or arranging burials, please contact:
William Truax, Superintendent
Or click below for more contact information.
We welcome visitors, so feel free to visit graves, explore the grounds, and enjoy the views.
182 County Highway 31, Cooperstown, New York 13326, United States
We are open every day during daylight hours. Winter access may be limited.