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Fri Dec 5, 2014, 09:54 PM

Burial ground nominated for recognition

QUEENSBURY -- The Old Quaker Burial Ground at the southwest corner of Bay and Quaker roads in Queensbury has been nominated to be listed on the state and national registers of historic places, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.

The burial ground, which the town owns, contains the graves of Abraham Wing and about 80 other Quakers who were among the earliest permanent settlers in Queensbury.

Its a very important historic site for us, said Queensbury Historian Marilyn VanDyke.

The state and national registers are official lists of buildings, structures, landscapes, objects and sites significant to history, architecture, culture and archeology.

The burial ground that is preserved, because its in the property of the town of Queensbury, will be further preserved by this designation, VanDyke said. It will be protected from incursion by roadways and other things that might hit that corner out there


Residents and officials gathered at the corner of Quaker and Bay roads in Queensbury in 2012 for an event to mark the town's 250th anniversary celebration. The site is a former Quaker burial ground and has been nominated for the state and national historic registers.

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