Oneida County Cemeteries

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Bell Hill Cemetery

The only remaining stone. On the far left of the photo you can see "years".

This Catholic Mission was formed in the vicinity of the top of Bell Hill Road and was one of the earliest Catholic Churches in the state. The church was built in 1838 and was located on a side road off Bell Hill Road. The first mass was said by Rev. William Quarter of Chicago before the church was completely finished. The church continued until St. Peterís Roman Catholic Church was built at Deerfield Corners in 1879. Part of the foundation of the old church still remains at this location but the graves have been removed. The only remains of the cemetery associated with this church was the bottom half of a broken tombstone. It is assumed the graves and tombstones were removed to St. Peterís Cemetery on Coventry Road.

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