Vale Cemetery

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Vale Cemetery

907 State Street
Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, 12307 USA
Memorials 22,542 added (33% photographed)

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Around 1850, the old public burying ground in the Stockade (Front & Green Streets) was in an unsanitary condition & the land known as the Hospital Farm, a 38-acre plot off Nott Terrace a rural area outside the city, was determined be a suitable place for a public cemetery. The roads were paved & 1000 trees planted. In 1857 it was dedicated and had its first burial. Today there are more than 33,000 people buried on Vale's 60 acres with vacant land to accept more.
Sections include:
Green Street Section — represents the old style c. 1701–1830. The stones were removed from the old cemetery and reset here in 1879
African Section — The original African Cemetery was located on Hamilton Hill and bodies were re-interred here when Hamilton Hill was purchased for real estate development.
First Reformed Church — The graves in this section predate the formation of Vale Cemetery. They were moved in 1879 from various small First Reformed Church cemeteries scattered throughout the Stockade.


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GPS Coordinates: 42.8089, -73.93

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #66580