Another group of monument and gravestone repairs was completed in October by Humphrey Memorials Inc. of Herkimer. These repairs are funded by the New York State Division of Cemeteries. Only stones that create a dangerous condition – for example, those at risk of falling – are eligible. Funds are approved only after the cemetery goes through a lengthy application process.
Repairing these stones eliminates dangerous conditions, makes the cemetery more beautiful, and honors the deceased by restoring the memorials that mark their lives. Broken monuments stand tall again, unsightly moss and lichen are removed, and the beauty of old inscriptions and stone carvings can once again be appreciated. We encourage you to come see them if you can!
Humphrey Memorials does amazing work. They remove the stones piece by piece, pour concrete foundations 42” deep, reassemble the stones, and carefully power wash them. Doing all this with heavy equipment in our hilly cemetery, without damaging trees, other stones, or the grounds, is a special challenge, and we’re very grateful for their skilled and careful efforts. The before and after photos show the remarkable transformation.
Chester Allen Monument, Before
We rely on donations to fund our operating costs. We do our best to maintain the cemetery and honor the graves of all the people memorialized here. We hope you will support our efforts.
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.