If you have ever driven on Oneida Street in Utica near Memorial Parkway you are sure to have seen the gated entrance to Forest Hill Cemetery. The burial grounds first built in 1849 is one of twenty properties selected by Governor Cuomo to be nominated to State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Governor Cuomo has nominated locations from 9 different regions and one of them is the Mohawk Valley. Out of that whole region only two properties made the list and one was the Marshall D. Bice House in Schoharie and the other is Forest Hill Cemetery. So, what's the next step in the process?

Once the nominations are reviewed and approved by the State Historic Preservation Officer, they will be put into the New York State Register and then it's on to the National Registry.

According to a release from the governor's office Cuomo says, "The history of the Empire State is the history of this nation. These designations will help ensure the storied sites and places that dot every corner of this state, will be preserved for future generations of New Yorkers."

You can get more information on each of the 20 nominations under consideration for National Registry you can CLICK HERE.

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