Mount Albion stays majestic, even in a deep freeze

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – A monument is framed by frozen branches.

Mount Albion Tower, a 68-foot-high Civil War Memorial, looms in the background.

Mount Albion Cemetery is one of the most glorious places in Orleans County. The cemetery has terraced hills, tree-lined roads and many impressive monuments. It’s also been well cared for by the village of Albion.

Mount Albion was the first site from Orleans County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. That was in 1976, on the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Civil War Memorial, the big tower in the cemetery.

Here are some images of the ice-coated cemetery this morning:

One of the front gates on the east side of the cemetery is dripping with icicles.

A ring is covered in ice on an old hitching post in the old section. The cemetery has many hitching posts and carriage steps.

The Civil War section in the cemetery includes a cannon from the war.

A Grand Army of the Republic marker is next to the grave for Noah Green.

The front gates to Mount Albion Tower weren’t spared from the ice storm. The spiral staircase, in back, leads to the top of the tower.

The cemetery has a lot of mature trees and many of their branches were hanging close to the ground from the weight of the ice.