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East Hampton cemetery nominated for register of historic places

In an article recently posted on, a cemetery in East Hampton is among 11 properties in the state that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding to State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Located in Northwest Woods, the Van Scoy-Edwards Burying Ground is a small family burial plot with eight headstones and one family monument dating from 1782-1884.

Now part of the town’s Grassy Hollow Nature Preserve, the 2,640-square-foot site is important surviving evidence of the early East Hampton colony, a settlement that flourished in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

The burying ground features sandstone, marble, and zinc markers typical of the 19th century and was identified in the recently completed Historic Cemeteries of the Town of East Hampton survey. It is maintained by East Hampton Town’s Land Acquisition and Management Department.

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