Merrick, New York: Roadside Grave of Roxey the Railroad Dog Team Field Report

Sunrise Hwy, Merrick, NY
On the north side of Sunrise Hwy just west of its intersection with Merrick Ave. Pull into the drop-off/pick-up parking lot for the Merrick train station. The tiny gravestone is just east of Merrick Ave., along Sunrise Hwy, up against the guard rail.
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Roadside Grave of Roxey the Railroad Dog
Roxey the Long Island Railroad dog rode the rails with Teddy Roosevelt and countless everyday commuters. His train station grave, once peaceful, is now next to a highway guardrail. Report... [10/18/2012]

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Roxey grave.

Roadside Grave of Roxey the Railroad Dog

Yep. Pretty simple. Someone had placed flowers there.

[Jay Leonard, 03/01/2019]

Railroad Dog marker.

Roadside Grave of Roxey the Railroad Dog

If you park at the Merrick Train Station/pick up and go to the third entrance, you will see a firemen memorial. If you are at the sign, then walk across the street to a tree. Go two bushes past and there, almost unseen, is the gravestone marker.

[Anthony B, 06/29/2014]

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