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The Oldest Stones

In general, the majority of the stones in the Church Grounds section date from the late 18th-century through the 1840s when the newly-established Rural Cemetery replaced the State Street Burying Grounds.  However, there are also quite a few stones which are much older.  In fact, some of these stones predate the State Street cemetery by as much as eighty years.  These stones originated in small churchyards in downtown Albany, especially the Dutch Reformed Church’s burial ground which was located at the corner of State Street and Broadway. Continue reading


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