Brainard in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
c. 1815 burial ground of Nassau’s early settlers including veterans of the American Revolution and Civil War.
Erected 2013 by Town of Nassau.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
Location. 42° 29.757′ N, 73° 31.227′ W. Marker is in Brainard, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on U.S. 20, 0.4 miles west of Firehouse Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located near the cemetery entrance, just inside the fence. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brainard NY 12024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Founded 1782 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Riders Mills Schoolhouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hoags Corners (approx. 4.2 miles away); Abraham Van Ness (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Abraham Van Ness (approx. 4.3 miles away); “Big Thunder”Old Chatham (approx. 4.4 miles away); Columbia Institute (approx. 4.4 miles away).
Regarding Brainard Rural. Nassau has a military record of which no town would feel ashamed. Many of the residents fought in the War of the Revolution. In the War of 1812 Nassau was well represented.
In the War of the Rebellion Nassau sent her full quota of men to the front and a large share of them lost their lives in the service.
Also see . . . Brainard Rural Cemetery. Find A Grave website entry:
This link includes photographs and details for most of the headstones in the cemetery. (Submitted on August 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.