Welcome to Bayside Cemetery, Potsdam, NY
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 opportunties, images and maps of the cemetery, and more.
Bayside is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. It has been placed 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.
Because the summer drought slowed down grass growth, groundskeepers have been able to spend more time cleaning. Here's the Bayside vault, in Potsdam sandstone and Gouverneur marble, showing the left side before cleaning and the right side cleaned. Big improvement!
After five years of preparation, Bayside Cemetery and Clarkson University have entered into an agreement whereby the university will lease the impressive lodge, aka gatehouse, for 50 years, and in return assist the cemetery in its grounds maintenance. The lodge, built for the Clarkson family with their quarry stone by New York architect Edward Josselyn, is an excellent example of a Richardson Romanesque Revival at the beginning of the twentieth century. It had been untenanted for 15 years and was in need of some expensive maintenance.