July 2021  
Potsdam, New York


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  • The Raquette River from Deming's Hill
  • Looking east past Snell mausoleum
  • View southeast from Deming's Hill
  • The Pines Urn Garden

Welcome to Bayside Cemetery, Potsdam, New York

Here you will find information concerning our history, burial and cremains sites and prices, special events, a searchable database of burials to locate individuals and families, visiting opportunities, images and maps of the cemetery, and more.

Established in 1865, Bayside Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural and historical significance. 

Our 42 acres of developed burial grounds are open to visitors during the day. Since its creation, Bayside has served our region as a parklike setting to commune with Nature and the memories of those who have gone before us. 

We welcome inquiries about the purchase of burial plots from all persons.

We also welcome donations of time and money from the community to help maintain the beautiful grounds.


Contact Us  
Bayside Cemetery Association
730 CTY RT 59
Mail: PO Box 491
Potsdam, New York 13676
Map  •   Directions
Phone 315-265-3790
Regular Schedule  

Office Hours

  • Mondays 10 a.m.-noon and Thursdays 1-3 p.m., April through November, and by appointment.

  • The Office of the Sexton is located in the stone building behind the front gate.

Historic Bayside Photos

Historic Bayside Cemetery images, shot by Charles Frederick (C.F.) Rogers, son of 1902-1939 sexton Frederick W. Rogers, have been donated by Lisa Huntington, granddaughter of C. F. Rogers.

The Pines Urn Garden

The new Pines Urn Garden was built and partially landscaped in summer 2020.

Bayside in the News

The Watertown Daily Times recently featured an article on Bayside's Fall 2020 Donor Appeal and updates on the cemetery.

Bayside President on Radio

Listen to Bayside Cemetery Association President John Omohundro update the community on the latest at the cemetery as well as our fall fundraising campaign in a  B99-3 Radio interview.

Town of Potsdam Searchable Cemetery Database

The Town of Potsdam has a searchable database for burials in 17 cemeteries, including Bayside.

Roadside Marker

We won a grant in fall 2019 from the Pomeroy Foundation to purchase a roadside historical marker indicating that Bayside is on the National Register of Historic Places.

A Wedding

In October 2019, Bayside was the site of the Shirtz wedding, on a lovely blue windless day with autumn color in the trees and on the ground. It had been many years since we hosted a wedding, if ever.

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