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Albany Rural Cemetery
Albany, Albany County, New York

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Albany Rural Cemetery

GPS: 42.705828, -73.733840

Cemetery Avenue
Menands, NY 12204

Published: Jun 19, 2016
Updated: March 3, 2022
Total records: 97,677

Albany Rural Cemetery is owned and operated by Albany Rural Cemetery Association.


Albany Rural Cemetery was established as a result of a public reaction to overcrowded and deteriorating church burial grounds in the state's capital. The citizens sought a "rural cemetery" outside the city proper, which was incorporated on April 2, 1841. Albany Rural, true to its name, opened Oct. 7, 1844, and it remains one of the oldest examples of this style of picturesque cemeteries in the country. Originally 100 acres in size, the cemetery now stands at 467 acres. It is the last resting place for the 21st U.S. president, Chester Arthur, along with legions of national and state politicians.

There are some 135,000 persons interred here.

Albany Rural Cemetery Association Records

Records published here were acquired from Albany Rural Cemetery's computer database. Note that there are still some 40,000 records not included here due to the cemetery not having researched and indexed all burials, as well as there are thousands of interred whose locations are not known.

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Veterans Burials & Soldier's Lot

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