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Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Connecticut
Lithograph; black printer's ink on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 22 x 19 3/4in. (55.9 x 50.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 25 1/2 x 22in. (64.8 x 55.9cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The Ancient Burying Ground is the oldest cemetery and the oldest historic site in Hartford, Connecticut, the only one to survive from the seventeenth century. From 1640 until the early nineteenthy century, almost everyone who died in Hartford was buried there. Many never had grave markers. Of 563 headstones recorded in 1835, approximately 415 survived into the late twentieth century. The Ancient Burying Ground Association was founded in 1985 to preserve and restore these stones. This map, which the Association published in 1994, is both a record of the Ancient Burying Ground as it existed at that time, and a resource for genealogists and family historians.
Description: Map of the Ancient Burying Ground in Hartford, Connecticut, bordered to the east by Center Church and the south by Gold Street. It shows the fourteen subdivisions and the locations of each grave and memorial within them. Each marker or memorial is numbered, and each number corresponds to the alphabetical list on the back that contains the name of the person buried and their map location.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: Recto, bottom, printed in black ink: "ANCIENT BURYING GROUND / HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT" Verso, top, printed in black ink: "Alphabetical List of Inscriptions and Markers / in the / Ancient Burying Ground / Map location numbers have been included for stones which have disappeared / since the original map, on which this map was based, was drawn up. This has / been done to provide as complete a record as possible of how the Ancient / Burying Ground appeared at the turn of the twentieth century. Epitaphs are on / pages 86 to 142 in the book By Their Markers Ye Shall Know Them." Bottom, printed in black ink: "ANCIENT / BURYING GROUND / HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT / 1994"
Object Number: 2012.312.163
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