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Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Old Burying Ground at Byram Shore Road

 
 
The Old Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
1. The Old Burying Ground Marker
Inscription.  
The Old Burying Ground
At Byram Shore
Is Recognized For
Its Historic Importance By
The Historical Society
Of the Town of Greenwich
and
The Byram Garden Club
May 1999
Greenwich Landmark

 
Erected 1999 by the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich & the Byram Garden Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1999.
 
Location. 41° 0.088′ N, 73° 38.875′ W. Marker is in Greenwich, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Byram Shore Road and Byram Dock Road, on the left when traveling south on Byram Shore Road. The Old Burying Ground at Byram Shore Road is one of the oldest historically significant cemetery sites in Greenwich. It consists of three cemeteries, The upper section immediately east of Byram Shore Road has been referred to as the Byram Cemetery. It is a community burial site for early settlers. Two Revolution War veterans are buried here. Daniel Lyon was a sergeant in Captain
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Abraham Mead’s Company, 9th Regiment, and Daniel Sherwood served in the 4th Company, 7th Continental Regiment. Along the south side slightly below the main section is the Lyon Cemetery. Headstones here have the names of members of the Lyon family which traces its roots in Greenwich back to 1676, when Thomas Lyon, Sr. was granted 300 acres in the southern Byram area. The third section is located east of the main cemetery, closer to Long Island Sound. It lies at a distinctly lower elevation. This section of the cemetery has no headstones, but has historically been called The Colored Cemetery. It is believed to have been used by slaves of the old farming family of Byram for the interment of their deceased. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwich CT 06830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George C. Spader (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Yogi" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Byram Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Village of Port Chester (approx. 0.8 miles away in New York); Port Chester Spanish American War Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away in New York); In Memory of Newell Rising (approx. 0.8 miles away in New York); Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.9 miles away in New York); Rye Soldiers Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away in New York). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwich.
 
The Old Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
2. The Old Burying Ground Marker
The Old Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
3. The Old Burying Ground
Behind the marker are several gravestones. Unfortunately, they are almost completely unreadable.
The Old Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
4. The Old Burying Ground
The Old Burying Ground at Byram Shore Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alex Popp, 2020
5. The Old Burying Ground at Byram Shore Road
Two American Revolution soldiers gravestones (Daniel Sherwood, Daniel Lyon).
Sunrise at the graveyard. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alex Popp, Jan. 2021
6. Sunrise at the graveyard.
The Byram Cemetery, one of the three graveyards on the property.
Wreaths Across America ceremony image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alex Popp, Dec. 2020
7. Wreaths Across America ceremony
Horseneck chapter of DAR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then and 142 times this year. Last updated on November 28, 2021, by Alex Popp of Greenwich, Connecticut. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   5, 6, 7. submitted on November 28, 2021, by Alex Popp of Greenwich, Connecticut. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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