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Interment Site

 
 
Interrment site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 15, 2019
1. Interrment site Marker
Inscription.  The fragmentary remains of early New Yorkers were found by archeologists during construction in the vicinity of City Hall Park and reinterred at this site by the City in 2010. Multiple 18th-century burial grounds once existed here associated with the Almshouse, a poorhouse built in 1736 where City Hall now stands; the Barracks, four structures in the north of the park built by the British in 1757 to house soldiers; the New Gaol, a prison east of City Hall built in 1759; and the Bridewell, a prison to the west of City Hall built in 1775. The adjacent African Burial Ground was in use by 1712.

During subsequent excavation in the vicinity of City Hall Park and Tweed Courthouse as part of the 2010 City Hall Rehabilitation project, addition fragmentary remains of early New Yorkers were unearthed and reinterred at this site by the City in 2013.
 
Location. 40° 42.786′ N, 74° 0.255′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Centre Street near Chambers Street. The marker is on a nearby area of greenery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Interrment site marker location image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 15, 2019
2. Interrment site marker location
The Municipal Building is to the right.
walking distance of this marker. Municipal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rotunda (within shouting distance of this marker); Surrogates Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Horace Greeley (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Pulitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); First Almshouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Brooklyn Bridge (about 300 feet away); Civic Center (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
New Gaol marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2007
3. New Gaol marker
A nearby marker, since removed.
Upper Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2007
4. Upper Barracks Marker
Another nearby marker, since removed.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Last updated on March 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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