New York USA
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From: The History of Montgomery and Fulton Counties – written in 1878
"The first burial place for public use in Amsterdam, NY was located immediately west of Bridge Street between Main and the river. Many tombstones were standing there when the Central Railroad was built, but encroaching buildings have long since obliterated all traces of their existence. The second graveyard crowned the hill upon Market and Prospect Streets. This came to be well peopled, and ceased to afford proper facilities for internments within its limits. In November 1857, an association was organized, and in the spring of 1858 a track of 14 acres was purchased and Green Hill Cemetery located on an eminence on the north size of the village. The grounds, which have been artistically platted and beautifully ornamented with forest trees and evergreens, gracefully winding carriage drives, underlaid with stone, make every part assessable at all seasons of the year. It has a commodious receiving vault built of undressed blue limestone, and conveniently located for use in winter. A few years have wrought this spot into one of the rare loveliness and many a visitor is daily attracted to this "City of the Dead". Anthony Holmes, a native of England, is the current superintendent, having had charge of the grounds since 1858.