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Waterbury in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Cemetery on Burying Ground Hill

1695 - 1890

 
 
The Cemetery On Burying Ground Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
1. The Cemetery On Burying Ground Hill Marker
Inscription.  These stones from the first cemetery in Waterbury, now the site of Library Park, were placed here at the suggestion of various patriotic organizations
 
Erected 1934.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 41° 33.25′ N, 73° 2.768′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is on Meadow Street, 0.1 miles south of Grand Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterbury CT 06702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away); Great War For Democracy Memorial (about 400 feet away); They Did Not Come Home (about 500 feet away); John Prince Elton (about 600 feet away); Cristoforo Colombo (about 600 feet away); Enoch Hibbard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. James Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterbury.
 
Regarding The Cemetery on Burying Ground Hill.
Headstones Along the Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
2. Headstones Along the Wall
The marker is in the center. The trees behind the wall are in Library Park.
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Library Park was the site of a former burying ground from 1686 - 1890. When it became a park in the early 1900's, some of the bodies were removed and 47 of the headstones were put in the wall along Meadow Street.
 
Headstones Along the Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
3. Headstones Along the Wall
The headstones are all very weathered and most are unreadable.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 25, 2022