Forest Hill Cemetery on Oneida Street in Utica has been placed on the State Register of Historic Places.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi says the listing means the cemetery will also now be under consideration for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Brindisi wrote to the State Historic Preservation Office in February in support of the nomination.

“Last February, I wrote to the Director of the State Office of Historic Preservation in support of this nomination.  Forest Hill Cemetery is a treasure trove of history, and many of the leading military, business, and political figures of the 19th and early 20th Centuries are buried there.  A walk through this cemetery is a memorable way to learn about the history of the Mohawk Valley, and many of the monuments honoring past leaders are architecturally significant.  Having this more than 150 year old cemetery on the state’s historic registry is one more way to protect and preserve it for future generations,” Brindisi said.

Founded in 1850, Forest Hill includes the gravesites of James Sherman, who served as Vice President from 1909 to 1912, Democratic nominees for president in 1868, Horatio Seymour and Roscoe Conkling.


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