The Town of West Seneca rededicated the historic Ebenezer Cemetery this afternoon.
The cemetery, on Main Street between Union Road and Seneca Street, has been refurbished after falling into disrepair over the past 50 years. AmeriCorps workers cleared the overgrowth, reset headstones, constructed a pathway and installed new fencing around the perimeter.
"This is something that the Historical Society has wanted for a long time," said Dolores Mendolia, president of the West Seneca Historical Society.
The cemetery was built by the Ebenezer religious colony, German immigrants and some of the town's first residents, in the 1840s. The colony moved to Amana, Iowa, by the mid-1860s, after bequeathing the Ebenezer section of West Seneca with its name.