First, yes, it’s still weird to say “Northway Exit 3” in one sentence. Second, you know you’ve passed it, you’ve looked at it, you’ve wondered about it and now, let me tell you about that small graveyard.
As per most things, credit goes first to Reddit r/albany because people on there did most of this work, I’m just putting it together.
You know the graveyard I’m talking about, right? It’s kind of by itself, in the middle of this field with a random tree. It kind of looks like part of the videotape in “The Ring.” Well, before the Northway and the surrounding development, it fit better into its surroundings.
It’s the Wolf-Kemp Cemetery. Based on Find a Grave, there are 16 memorials there including Henriette Kemp (1852-1852), John J. Kemp (1812-1813), John Wolf Kemp (1773-1811) who Wolf Rd was named after, William M Reed (1822-1857), and others.
According to News10, “Wolf-Kemp was one of hundreds of other tenant farmers in the 1700’s who leased land from the wealthy Van Rensselaer family. The family home and farm had been located on what is now the Northway and Wolf Rd.” It seems a few years ago someone did a bit of restoration on the cemetery.