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Rye in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

African Cemetery 1860-1964

Westchester County Tricentennial 1683-1983

 
 
African Cemetery 1860-1964 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Suzanne Clary, June 29, 2011
1. African Cemetery 1860-1964 Marker
Inscription. Donated by Underhill and Elizabeth Halstead for use as a cemetery for black residents of Rye Town and Black Civil War Veterans
 
Erected 1983 by Westchester County.
 
Location. 40° 58.841′ N, 73° 42.102′ W. Marker is in Rye, New York, in Westchester County. Marker can be reached from North Street. Click for map. Located adjacent to Greenwood Union Cemetery. Access is through Greenwood Union Cemetery,. Marker is in this post office area: Rye NY 10580, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This is one of some 230 markers erected on the Boston Post Road in 1763 (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Old Rye Fort 1675 (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named This is one of some 230 markers erected on the Boston Post Road in 1763 (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Purdy Burying Ground (approx. 1.3 miles away); Boston Post Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Playland Amusement Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Boston Post Road Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rye Meeting House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rye.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
 
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