WASHINGTON COUNTY (NY) POORHOUSE CEMETERY
Huge thanks are due to Richard Wilson who tromped through the cemetery, dug through records at the County Archives, provided photographs -- and just generally kept this project going! Blessings to the former Washington County Historian, Doris
McEachron, who tenaciously kept the Poor House Records from being destroyed for many, many, many (well, you get the picture) years. More thanks to Joseph
Cutshall-King, the current County Historian, who recognized their value and continues to guard & share them; to Loretta Bates, who volunteers in the Historian's Office, and who actually remembered where (in a very weird place!) in the records were the scattered & cryptic notes that listed names of the people for whom specific numbered stones were used; to Virginia Parrott, Fort Ann Town Historian, who double-checked our steps and our final notes through the cemetery.
The Washington County Poor House evolved into the present-day Pleasant Valley Infirmary which can be found in a beautiful and peaceful valley just outside the town of Argyle. On this original site -- the well maintained cemetery is very picturesque. Some of the stones have fallen but can still be found and read.
There are three sections:
NUMBERED STONES NAMED STONES PHOTOS
|Note: See New York 1896 Law -- Civil War Veterans not to be buried in Poor House Cemeteries. (There were some exceptions to this. But generally it was observed.)|
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