Over a century of rich history
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the cemetery was a gathering place for the living and the dead. It was customary for families to picnic at the burial grounds. Back then, there was a Victorian cottage for the cemetery caretakers. This was demolished in the spring of 1998.
We are honored that Veterans from as early as the Revolutionary War are buried at Prospect Hill.
Adorning some graves are GAR iron markers, denoting the Grand Army of the Republic, the Army of the Civil War. In addition to serving in the military, residents buried in the cemetery contributed to Guilderland history in many other important ways. Among those listed with familiar family names are John Veeder, John H. Voorhees, John McChesney, whose family owned the Appel Inn, Charles and William Crounse, along with members of the Blessing and McKown families, and many others.
Board of Trustees
Prospect Hill Cemetery Association is a non-profit organization. Our Board of Trustees is comprised of 100% volunteers. If you are interested in being a board member, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more.
The 2022 Board of Trustees
Nancy Lawton, Treasurer
John O’Mara, President