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Upright Stones – Eliza Maxwell

One of several stones set upright along the edge of the Church Grounds, the gravestone of Eliza Maxwell is broken, stained and spotted with lichen.  Despite the damages, it remains a beautiful and detailed monument.  The upper portion features a … Continue reading

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Upright Stones – Augusta Mary Jackson

Just a few feet from the upright headstone of John Craig, this stained and cracked marker was relocated from the Episcopal section of the State Street Burying Grounds where it marked the original resting place of an English girl who … Continue reading

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Upright Stones – John Craig

With rare exceptions (such as the Society of Friends lot), almost all gravestones in the Church Grounds were laid flat on the earth in single or double rows grouped by congregation.  Several stones, however, are set upright and are immediately … Continue reading

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Inscriptions From The Flatts

Below are the inscriptions from headstones at the Schuyler Flatts burial ground as compiled and published by Joel Munsell in 1874.  The stones were later removed to the Rural Cemetery and arranged in the rear of General Philip Schuyler’s memorial.  … Continue reading

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Markers of Famed Albanians ‘Rescued’ in 1945

Above:  George E. Weisenforth, at left, and Harold W. Littlejohn, employees of Stephen A. Scullen, Loudonville contractor, raise the headstone of Philip Hooker, famed Albany architect, in long neglected section of Albany Rural Cemetery, now being improved. Headstones will be … Continue reading

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The Schuyler Flatts Burial Ground

Now a park just a few minutes north of the Albany Rural Cemetery on the east side of Broadway (Route 32), The Flatts was purchased by the Schuyler family from the Van Rensselaers around 1672.  Previously, the land had been … Continue reading

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The West Lodge ca 1900

A view of the old West Lodge at the edge of the Church Grounds.  The lodge overlooked the road connecting to Loudonville via the adjacent Beth Emeth Cemetery.   One of the Boyd family monuments can also be seen in the … Continue reading

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Saint Agnes Cemetery – The Altar Monument

Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Cemetery was found in 1867 and lies adjacent to the main entrance of Albany Rural Cemetery.  About a quarter of the size of its neighbor, it is another example of the rural cemetery style popular in … Continue reading

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Tillie Boehm

This small headstone of black granite stands out among the uneven rows of flat stones in the Church Grounds.  It is unusual, not only because it is one of only a few upright stones in this lot, but because it … Continue reading

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Without Stones

A comparison of the Common Council’s 1868 inventory of graves removed from the African Methodist Episcopal section of the State Street Burying Grounds prior to the old municipal cemetery’s rebirth as Washington Park and the actual headstones in the A.M.E … Continue reading

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