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Encyclopedia > Albany Rural Cemetery
Grave of President Chester A. Arthur
Grave of President Chester A. Arthur

The Albany Rural Cemetery was established October 7, 1844 in Menands, New York, just outside of the city of Albany, New York. It is renowned as one of the most beautiful, pastoral cemeteries in the United States. Many historical American figures are buried there. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 1489 KB) Summary Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 1489 KB) Summary Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 1302 KB) Summary Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 1302 KB) Summary Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 1849 KB) Summary Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 1849 KB) Summary Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 538 KB) Summary Grave of Chester A. Arthur at Albany Rural Cemetery. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 538 KB) Summary Grave of Chester A. Arthur at Albany Rural Cemetery. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Menands is a village located in Albany County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 3,910. ... Flag Seal Location Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates , Government Country   State     County United States   New York     Albany Founded Incorporated 1614 1686 Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Geographical characteristics Area     City 56. ...


In 1886, President Chester A. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States, was interred at Albany Rural Cemetery. His memorial was designed by Ephriam Keyser and dedicated on June 15, 1889. Friends of the President contributed a fund that provided $10,000 for the memorial and for a statue that was erected in New York City. (Lot 8 Section-24) Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886) was an American politician who served as the twenty-first President of the United States. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ...


John Van Buren, son of President Martin Van Buren is buried along with his wife, Harriet. John Van Buren, a handsome attorney known as "Prince John" died at sea on October 13, 1866, while on the voyage from Liverpool to New York. His grave is marked by an Italian Marble Cross. (Lot 28 Section-62) Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed Old Kinderhook, was the eighth President of the United States. ...


A doric column, 36 feet in height, commemorates General Philip Schuyler, Major General in the Continental Army, Delegate to the Continental Congress, and one of the first two United States Senators elected from NY. (Lot 2 Section-29) The uncompleted Doric temple at Segesta, Sicily, has been waiting for finishing of its surfaces since 430 - 420 BC The Doric order was one of the three orders or organizational systems of Ancient Greek or classical architecture; the other two orders were the Ionic and the Corinthian. ... Philip Schuyler Philip John Schuyler (November 10, 1733 – November 18, 1804) was a general in the American Revolution and a United States Senator from New York. ... Illustration depicting uniforms and weapons used during the 1779 to 1783 period of the American Revolution by showing four soldiers standing in an informal group General George Washington, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775. ... The Continental Congress is the label given to three successive bodies of representatives: The First Continental Congress met from September 5, 1774 to October 26, 1774. ...


The last patroon, General Stephen Van Rensselaer, who died in 1839, was founder of the scientific school which later became Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (Lot 1 Section-14) A patroon was a proprietor of a tract of land in the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherland in North America. ... Stephen Van Rensselaer III (November 1, 1764–January 26, 1839) was an American statesman, soldier, and land-owner, the heir to one of the greatest estates in the New York region at the time. ... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a coeducational private university in Troy, New York, near Albany, founded in 1824 by Stephen Van Rensselaer. ...


Also the interred in the Van Rensselaer plot is William Paterson, who was one of signers of the Constitution of the United States, U.S. Senator and Governor of New Jersey. Paterson, also became Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and served until his death in 1806. (Lot 1 Section-14) Several notable individuals have been named William Paterson: William Paterson (banker) (1658-1719), Scottish trader, a founder of the Bank of England, deviser of the Darién scheme William Paterson (jurist) (1745-1806), American statesman, signed US Constitution William Paterson (governor) (1755-1810), early lieutenant governor of Tasmania William Paterson (Canadian... Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme... Associate Justices of the United States Supreme Court are the members of that court other than the Chief Justice. ...


Daniel Manning, who died in 1887 was a journalist, politician and a banker, served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Grover Cleveland. (Lot 5 Section-27) Daniel Manning (May 16, 1831–December 24, 1887) was an American businessman and politician. ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ...


Erastus Dow Palmer, a world Reowned sculptor, worked in an Albany studio producing statuary and portrait busts for many years before he died in 1904. He produced two Statues which are on exhibit at the United States Capitol Building in Washington D.C.; the Robert Livingston Statue and "Peace in Bondage". (Lot 15 Section-34) Several of Mr. Palmer's works adorn markers at the Cemetery, one of which is titled "The Angel at the Sepulchre" which is located on the Banks plot. (Lot 1 Section-31) Erastus Dow Palmer (1817-1904), American sculptor, ( style, academic classicism), was born at Pompey, New York, on the 2nd of April 1817. ... The south facade of the United States Capitol Capitol Hill redirects here. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


Erastus Dow Palmer, also designed the granite Monument at the grave of William Learned Marcy a U.S. Senator and Governor of New York for 3 terms. Marcy, also served as Secretary of War under President Polk and Secretary of State under President Pierce. When he died in 1857, relatives recalled that Marcy "frequently expressed the wish to be buried where he had spent so much time in reading and in contemplation". (Lot 94 Section-62) Erastus Dow Palmer (1817-1904), American sculptor, ( style, academic classicism), was born at Pompey, New York, on the 2nd of April 1817. ... William Learned Marcy (December 12, 1786–July 4, 1857) was an American statesman. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795–June 15, 1849) was an American politician and the eleventh U.S. President, serving from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 - October 8, 1869) was the 14th (1853-1857) President of the United States, and the first president to be born in the 19th century. ...


Located on a large circular plot is Erastus Corning, founder and President of the New York Central Railroad, mayor of Albany, State Senator and Democratic Congressman. Also on the plot is Erastus Corning 2nd., who served as Mayor of Albany for 41 years, he died in 1983. (Lot 2 Section-31) Erastus Corning (December 14, 1794 – April 9, 1872), American businessman and politician, was born in Norwich, Connecticut. ... The New York Central Railroad (AAR reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... Flag Seal Location Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates , Government Country   State     County United States   New York     Albany Founded Incorporated 1614 1686 Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Geographical characteristics Area     City 56. ...


The Peckham family plot includes Rufus Wheeler Peckham, an U.S. Supreme Court, and his brother, Wheeler Hazard Peckham, a prominent New York City lawyer and a failed nominee to the Supreme Court. The plot also includes a cenotaph to their father, New York Court of Appeals judge and U.S. congressman Rufus Wheeler Peckham (1809-1873), who was lost at sea. (Lot 19, Section 11) This article is about the Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; for Justice Peckhams father of the same name who served in the U.S. House of Representatives, see Rufus Wheeler Peckham (1809-1873). ... Associate Justices of the United States Supreme Court are the members of that court other than the Chief Justice. ... Wheeler Hazard Peckham (January 1, 1833 - ?) was a lawyer from New York and a failed nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. ... The Cenotaph, London A ceremony at the Cenotaph, London, on Sunday 12th June 2005, remembering Irish war dead Memorial Cenotaph, Hiroshima, Japan A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are elsewhere. ... The Court of Appeals is New Yorks highest appellate court, created in 1847, replacing the Court for the Trial of Impeachments and the Correction of Errors. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Rufus Wheeler Peckham This article is about the member of the U.S. House of Representatives; for his son of the same name who served on the U.S. Supreme Court, see Rufus Wheeler Peckham. ...


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National Park Service . National Historic Landmark File links The following pages link to this file: Image:Delicatearch. ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ... This is a list of entries on the National Register of Historic Places. ... The National Park System of the United States is the collection of physical properties owned or administered by the National Park Service. ... USS Constitution. ...



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