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Old North Cemetery

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
1. Old North Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
"A place of our common grief, our common hopes and our common faith;
a place wherein we may see and feel our sympathy one with another."
Frederick Law Olmstead
Landscape Architect
Old North Cemetery
Hartford's principal municipal burying ground since 1807, Old North Cemetery has a simple design, in keeping with its urban surroundings, consisting mostly of brownstone or granite monuments laid out in a grid pattern. A cross-section of 19th century Hartford society is represented here, including Jewish and Italian immigrants. Civil War soldiers and prominent residents such as Horace Bushnell, Frederick Law Olmstead, a Hartford native known as "the father of American landscape architecture" is also buried in this cemetery.
The graves of six men who served in Connecticut's all-black Twenty-ninth Regiment, as well as those who served in other units, earned Old North Cemetery a place on Connecticut's Freedom Trail. This group of sites was established by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1995 in recognition of their importance in the heritage of African American citizens of Connecticut.
The Old North Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places August 6, 1998 for the important role it played in the 19th century history of Hartford and for the record of the artistic and cultural
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
2. Old North Cemetery Marker
trends of the 19th century it exhibits.
Plaque donated by the American Society of Landscape Architects and its Connecticut Chapter in commemoration of the Centennial Anniversary of the founding of the American Society of Landscape Architects.   June 1999
 
Erected 1999 by American Society of Landscape Architects, Connecticut Chapter.
 
Location. 41° 46.168′ N, 72° 40.586′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles north of Mather Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Church Cathedral (approx. 0.2 miles away); Last Horse Drawn Trolley In Hartford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Horace Wells (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Hooker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Joseph Wadsworth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Adriaen Block (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stephen A. Douglas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Old North Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
3. Old North Cemetery Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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