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West Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Old Center Cemetery

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2016
1. Old Center Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Old Center Cemetery
The land for this cemetery, the oldest official burying ground in West Hartford was acquired in 1719 by the Town of Hartford for the benefit of its West Division Parish (West Hartford). It remained the principal place of burial until 1790, when the North Cemetery, not far to the north of here in Main Street, was opened. The cemetery contains graves of the first two pastors of the first church, Benjamin Colton and Nathaniel Hooker; of Noah and Mercy Steele Webster, the parents of Noah Webster the lexicographer; and of American and French soldiers who died in the Revolutionary War. It is maintained and the gravestones are preserved by the town.
 
Location. 41° 45.862′ N, 72° 44.521′ W. Marker is in West Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Loomis Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Hartford CT 06107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of French Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); First Public Library Building in West Hartford (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); SS Maiden Creek
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By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2016
2. Old Center Cemetery Marker
(about 700 feet away); West Hartford (about 800 feet away); Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meeting House Corner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old North Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goodman Green (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Hartford.
 
Also see . . .  Old Center Cemetery. (Submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Old Center Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2016
3. Old Center Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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