August 16, 2016: Clarkville Cemetery field trip

The Edinburg Historical Society will hold a tour of the Clarkville Cemetery with Priscilla Edwards, Town Historian, at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. Members will meet at the Clarkville Cemetery located on Tennantville Road. The cemetery contains the graves of Civil War Veterans and others that were relocated during the flooding of the Sacandaga Valley.

The Nellie Tyrrell Award is given to 4th graders at the Edinburg Common School in memory of Edinburg’s first curator and historian, Miss Nellie Tyrrell. Miss Tyrrell was a retired school teacher from Gloversville and a direct descendant of Arad Copeland who owned the Copeland Covered Bridge. The 2016 award was presented to Liam Brook and Elizabeth Colvin for their interest and achievement in local history.

The town was alive with activities for the whole family at the 25th Historic Edinburg Day. Visitors enjoyed free horse and wagon rides, live history demonstrations, bake sale, crafts and car show. Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered their time.

We also wish to thank Claudette Koza and Cynthia Kurtz for speaking about their houses and their history during last month’s “House Stories” member’s meeting.