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New York City Potters Field - New York City, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 40° 42.772 W 074° 00.295
18T E 584050 N 4507359
Quick Description: In 1999, archaeologists discovered a Potters Field underneath New York City's City Hall.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/20/2011 6:21:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMCBZP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 9

Long Description:
Embedded in the sidewalk in front of a statue of Horace Greeley in City Hall Park in New York City, an engraved paver reads:

"During the 1999 restoration of
City Hall Park, archaeological
excavations uncovered burials
in this area believed to have
been associated with a shelter
and workhouse for the poor
known as the First Almshouse
(1736-1797) located where City Hall
now stands."
No information is provided as to how many people were believed to have been buried here.

Read an interesting article about these times at (visit link)
City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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