Many geographical areas are named after Jay including Fort Jay on Governor's Island and Jay Street in Brooklyn. In 1964, the City University of New York's College of Police Science was officially renamed the Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Jay is buried in The Jay Cemetery, a private family cemetery established by Jay himself after moving the family vaults to Rye from the Bowery in Manhattan in 1807. The cemetery is closed to the public and adjacent to the historic Jay Property. The Jay Cemetery is the oldest active cemetery associated with a figure from the American Revolution.