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I live in Troy, NY, right across from the New Mount Ida Cemetery, that myself, along with some wonderful friends and neighbors adopted to help clean up. When I moved to this city five years ago I could not believe how much a mess it was back there. There was garbage everywhere, stones all knocked over, or brush growing so high you couldn't even tell where the markers were. Well after these couple years of our slow work, you can definitely tell it's a cemetery again, and even the city seems to come to mow it now on a regular basis. So thank you so much to everyone for your help! Also, every spring an Earth Day clean up is held at the New Mount Ida Cemetery. Neighbors, veterans groups and fraternities will come to help clean it up a little in any way they can. Let me know if you are interested in stopping by. |
I have taken a lot of random gravestone photos in some of the cemeteries that are close to where I live here in Troy. I'm hoping it might help others out that might not live around here. Most of my relatives are buried in Ulster and Duchess County NY. If you see a memorial I have created that you want me to add more information to, make sure you send me the note by using the edit tab, and then "suggest a correction."
My all time favorite cemetery would have to be the Coleman's Station Burying Ground, located on my Grandparents farm. I think this little old rundown family cemetery is what got me into this strange hobby in the first place. As I kid I used to love running through there, trying to scare myself with thinking I was going to see ghosts (I never did). But as I got older I really came to appreciate the history of the people that had lived on that farm, that were buried in there, and how it so important to preserve the names of everyone on those stones that were slowly falling apart. This cemetery was the first place I ever took photos of gravestones in to add on this website, and I think it really started this strange hobby of mine. Recently a lot restoration work was done in this cemetery to fix some of the markers, and I want to say thank you so much to everyone that was involved with donating their time and money with this project.