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Site of African-American Burial Ground
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Smokey
N 41° 45.555 W 074° 05.148
18T E 575996 N 4623450
Quick Description: Site of African-American Burial Ground NY Historical Marker located on Huguenot Street in New Paltz, NY
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 3:53:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM384M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 45

Long Description:
Site of African-American Burial Ground
French Huguenots who Founded New Paltz in 1677 had used
Enslaved Africans for Construction and Farm Work as Early
as 1673. By 1790, 179 Enslaved African-Americans and 9 Free
Persons of Color Lived in New Paltz. Slavery Officially
Ended in New York State in 1827, but many African-Americans
Remained in Servitude until 1848. A Burial Ground Used by
Africans and their Descendants is Located Near this Marker.
After the Civil War, when Whites Allowed African-Americans
Burials in a Segregated Portion of the New Paltz Rural
Cemetery on Plains Road, this Burial Ground was no Longer
Used and its Existence Nearly Forgotten.
Marker Name: Site of African-American Burial Ground

Marker Type: Roadside

Agency: The Town and Village of New Paltz

Dedication Date: -9223372036854775808

City/Town/Village Name: New Paltz

County: Ulster

Region: The Catskills (Region 8)

Website: Not listed

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