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A "cemetery" is defined as a secure burial place of human remains. Graveyards (burial sites located adjacent to houses of worship) are included under this definition. For purposes of designation, a cemetery must exhibit the following characteristics:

1. At least 50 years old.

2. Owned by and operated by a local, state or federal government or not-for-profit organization.

3. Open to the public at least 4 days a week, 6 months a year.

4. Derives its primary significance from: graves of persons of transcendent importance, age of the burials, distinctive design features, or association with histroic events.

5. Relevent to at least one of the themes of the Heritage Area: Architecture, Art, Artists amd the Hudson River School, Corridor of Commerce, Environment, Freedom and Dignit, Landscapes and Gardens, or the Revolutionary War.

6. Offers visitors an incomparable cultural or historical experience.

Albany Rural Cemetery

Saint Agnes Cemetery