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Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

The Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery is a rural cemetery located in Poughkeepsie, New York and includes the gravesites of several notable figures.[2] The forty-four acres of land used for the cemetery were purchased by Matthew Vassar.[3]

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Image From Postcard.jpg
Postcard showing entrance to Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, c. 1907
Coordinates41°40′59″N 73°55′55″W / 41.6831°N 73.9320°W / 41.6831; -73.9320 (Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery)Coordinates: 41°40′59″N 73°55′55″W / 41.6831°N 73.9320°W / 41.6831; -73.9320 (Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery)
Size165 acres[1]
WebsiteOfficial website
Find a GravePoughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

Some of its architectural features were designed by J. A. Wood. His work includes the cemetery gates and gatehouse, the Frost Mausoleum, and a monument for Matthew Vassar's nephew, John Guy Vassar.[4]

Hamilton and Schuyler familiesEdit

Several relatives of Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father of the United States, are buried at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery:

Notable burialsEdit

Other notable individuals interred at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery include:


  1. ^ Cremated. Her ashes were scattered at her estate in Amenia, New York.


  1. ^ "General Information". Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. 2008.
  2. ^ "A Brief History of the Cemetery". Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. 2008.
  3. ^ Ghee, Joyce C.; Spence, Joan. Poughkeepsie: Halfway Up the Hudson. p. 95.
  4. ^ Buechele, Virginia A. (August 2006). "The Frost Mausoleum: "The largest blue stone ever landed here"" (PDF). Friends of Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Newsletter.
  5. ^ "Why is a Crater on Venus Named After India's Dr Anandibai Joshi?". The Quint. Retrieved 2018-04-01.

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