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Unless indicated below, this is a transcript of
the original Society for the
Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey form. Corrections to obvious typographical and
spelling errors have been made. Corrections to factual errors,
updates or comments on the information are either enclosed in [square
brackets], or will be clearly indicated as updated material. Since
most of the surveys were conducted in the late 1970's and early 1980's,
much of the information reflects that time period.
Sites with an Inventory Code suffix of "S" are supplemental
sites not included in the original surveys.
If checked, this is a Supplemental Form, not in the
The Barteau Cemetery is an approximately 65 ft. east-west x 160 ft. north-south plot located about 240 ft. north of Montauk Highway (South Country Rd.) in Brookhaven Hamlet, roughly midway between Horseblock Rd. and Yaphank Ave, with a right of way exiting onto Montauk Highway.
The Barteau family was one of the earliest residents of Fire Place (now Brookhaven). Francis Barteau moved from Huntington to Fire Place in 1741 and established a farm. The place remained in the family until 1871 when they sold it and are said to haved moved West, although some Barteau's remained in the community until well into the late 20th century. Near to the cemetery is a home thought to be one of the original Barteau farm houses (Historic Structure ID Br04.1-S).
This data sheet is a place holder. Visit the primary reference for the Barteau Private Cemetery for more information.
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