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

Spring Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, December 30, 2014
1. Spring Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Inscription.
(inscribed around the base)
Dedicated
to the
Veterans
of the
Nation
1861 • 1898 • 1917

 
Erected 1936.
 
Location. 41° 4.119′ N, 73° 28.784′ W. Marker is in Darien, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Post Road (U.S. 1) and Hecker Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Post Road. Touch for map. Located in Spring Grove Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 Hecker Avenue, Darien CT 06820, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oscar E. Peck (here, next to this marker); Darien Civil War and World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Darien World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Darien Korean War and Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Darien Combat Wounded Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Darien (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ring’s End Landing (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rowayton Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darien.
 
More about this marker. Spring Grove Cemetery is Connecticut’s first cemetery for veterans. The land was part of the Fitch Home
Spring Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 30, 2014
2. Spring Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial
for Veterans and Their Orphans, which was the first such facility in the nation when it opened in 1864. Many of the veterans buried here lived at the home. The Fitch Home was financed by wealthy Darien resident, Benjamin Fitch, who helped sponsor a Civil War regiment and promised to care for volunteers. The cemetery is the final resting place for more than two thousand veterans from all wars.
The Fitch Home for Veterans closed on August 28, 1940 when a new, larger facility was opened in Rocky Hill.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World I
 
Spring Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 30, 2014
3. Spring Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Spring Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 30, 2014
4. Spring Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial
The monument is surrounded by gravestones of Veterans.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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