Rossville AME Zion Church Cemetery

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

Crabtree Avenue

ARCHITECT: Andrew Abrams

DATE: 1852

STYLE: Cemetery

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The Rossville AME Church Cemetery, located near the western tip of Staten Island, commemorates the history of Sandy Ground, a community established in the mid-nineteenth century by free African American oystermen and their families. The AME Zion Church, incorporated in 1850, provided a spiritual center for the new settlement. The church and cemetery remain in use today.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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