Pleasant Grove Cemetery

The Village of Cayuga Heights

Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Cayuga Heights, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage


This bucolic community cemetery located at 184 Pleasant Grove Road, formerly known as the Kline cemetery, contains graves dating to the early 1800s. A charming Gothic Revival chapel, built in 1888, sits on the southern edge of the site. Noted interments include Revolutionary War veterans; 19th-century schoolgirl and diarist Carrie Manning (1856-1875); and intellectual and artistic luminaries, including Elements of Style author William Strunk Jr. (1869-1946), Nobel laureate chemist Peter Debye (1884-1966), historian Carl Becker (1873-1945), historian Michael Kammen (1936-2013), astrophysicist Thomas Gold (1920-2004), architect Alexander Kira (1928-2005), and more.

To learn more about the history of this once rural cemetery, visit The Cayuga Heights History Project.


This point of interest is part of the tour: The Village of Cayuga Heights


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