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Location of New York's potter's field. The first person buried here was 24-year-old Louisa Van Slyke, who died in 1869 with no family to claim her.
Hart Island is in Bronx County, which is better known as the Bronx, one of the five boroughs of New York.
The island name is believed to derive from the Middle English word for "deer."
The latitude of Hart Island is 40.854N. The longitude is -73.77W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
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Bronx County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hart Island political report.
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