Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

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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

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

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 families[edit]

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

Notable burials[edit]

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 (August 1997). Poughkeepsie: Halfway Up the Hudson. p. 95. ISBN 9780738562032.
  4. ^ Buechele, Virginia A. (August 2006). "The Frost Mausoleum: "The largest blue stone ever landed here"" (PDF). Friends of Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Newsletter.
  5. ^ Ali, Saba (January 25, 2021). "Dustin Higgs, Trump's last execution: A look inside his early life and final moments". Poughkeepsie Journal. Archived from the original on January 26, 2021.
  6. ^ Allen, Jonathan (January 30, 2021). "At the funeral of man executed by U.S., family prays it is the last of its kind". Reuters. Archived from the original on January 31, 2021.
  7. ^ "Why is a Crater on Venus Named After India's Dr Anandibai Joshi?". The Quint. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  8. ^ "Actor Rip Torn Buried in Poughkeepsie Cemetery".

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