New York USA
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This cemetery was located on Oxford Road near Sanger Ave. in the village of New Hartford. The graves were removed in the 1950's to make room for a new school. The New Hartford High School is now located here.
Utica Daily Press, Friday, November 27, 1953 -
"Dedication ceremonies at the memorial for New Hartford's "Old Burying Ground" were held yesterday. More than 100 residents heard the Rev. Paul Parks Walenta, pastor of New Hartford Presbyterian Church, praise the pioneers who settled the area and the debt modern society owes them.
The memorial, a monument on the present Central School grounds over a vault containing bodies of pioneers, reads: "Site of the old burying ground, 1788-1953, in memory of those hardy pioneers who helped found a nation and who settled this village and valley."
A cast bronze tablet, situated on the east side of the monument, measures 27 by 37 inches and contains the names of 348 person buried at the site. Names were taken from old tombstones but in many cases only the first or last names are known.
The memorial, facing Oxford Rd. in front of the school, covers a 17 - foot area and contains a central polished granite block 3 and one-half feet tall, weighing approximately 1 and one-half tons and houses a sundial. Surrounding the flag stone flooring is a two foot wall of polished granite capstone, the base of the block measuring three feet, 10 inches by two feet, four inches. "