Oak Hill Cemetery, Varick, New York










Oak Hill Cemetery, with a recorded history dating back to 1797,

lies within the Town of Varick in the Finger Lakes region of New York. 

Oak Hill Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Seneca County. It is located in the town of Varick, settlement of McDuffie Town, Lot 76. Oak Hill Cemetery dates back to 1797 when the body of a man named Bowman was carried two miles until the bearers discovered the beautiful wooded tract of land on the slope of a ravine that was selected as his last resting place.

In 1806 a family named McDuffie immigrated to what is now the town of Varick. In a few years it was named McDuffie Town. The First Methodist Episcopal Church was built on the higher level of the oak wooded ravine. The body of Bowman rested in the shadow of the church edifice. The original log structure has been replaced twice with more modern buildings.

Information about individuals buried in this cemetery can be found under Oak Hill Cemetery, McDuffie Town, Seneca County, NY on the Find a Grave website at https://www.findagrave.com. Note, Find a Grave lists the location of the cemetery as McDuffie Town, a former name for the community now known as the Town of Varick. Further, mapping programs identify the location of the cemetery as Romulus because the Town of Varick falls under the Romulus zip code.