Dutchess County, NY LHN
Special Thanks to Holice Young for transcribing
CLASSIFICATION: Family ground.
LOCATION: At Swartwoutville, on the road between Brinckerhoff and
CONDITION: Overgrown and deserted.
INSCRIPTIONS: 1 in number. Copied by J. W. Poucher, M. D.
REMARKS: Swartwout ground. A stone wall surrounds a large enclosure
and also divides the space through the center. In one half are several unmarked
field stones. In the other is a single large slab of slate, removed from
its original position and leaned against a tree. The slab bears the one word:
"Swartwout". It is probable that removals have been made from this enclosure.
In the colonial period the Swartwouts were prosperous, early residents here.
"Swartwoutville" was a name given to a locality rather than to a particular
August 24, 2000
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