Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

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Coordinates: 41°40′59″N 73°55′55″W / 41.68317°N 73.93200°W / 41.68317; -73.93200The Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery is located in Poughkeepsie, New York and includes the gravesites of several notable figures.[1] The forty-four acres of land used for the cemetery were purchased by Matthew Vassar.[2] Some of its architectural features were designed by J. A. Wood. His work includes the Frost mausoleum, the cemetery gates and gatehouse, and a monument for Matthew Vassar's nephew, John Guy Vassar.[3]

Notable burials[edit]


  1. ^ History of Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery official site
  2. ^ Joyce C. Ghee, Joan Spence Poughkeepsie: Halfway Up the Hudson page 95
  3. ^ Virginia A. Buechele [1] The Frost Mausoleum; "The largest blue stone ever landed here" August 2006. Friends of Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Newsletter.