Place:Northbury Burial Grounds, Thomaston, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

NameNorthbury Burial Grounds
Coordinates41.673661°N 73.076135°W
Located inThomaston, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States     (1875 - )
Also located inLitchfield, Connecticut, United States    
Plymouth, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States     (1795 - 1875)
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States     ( - 1795)

Northbury Burial Grounds

(Present Thomaston)

"The earlier of the two burying places in Northbury Society was laid out in present Thomaston. The land was selected and was purchased from Elnathan Taylor in 1736. It was used for a period of more than one hundred and forty years. Undoubtedly many bodies and stones were removed to Hillside Cemetery before the formal giving up of the ground took place. The date of the earliest stone found (although some are recorded as illegible) is 1742, another is 1744, while two are found with the date 1746. The latest is in 1875. The bodies and stones were removed to Hillside Cemetery and the site is now occupied by the Town Hall."

On the Town records are recorded the following names of persons once buried within the ground, preceded by the statement that:

'In accordance with the provisions of Section 7 of Senate Joint Resolution, No. 32, passed at the General Assembly at the January Session, 1882, the following inscriptions upon the monuments in the old cemetery situated in the town of Thomaston—being all that are legible—have been transcribed before the removal of any of the monuments.'"-Ancient Burying-Grounds of the Town of Waterbury Connecticut, p. 171

The complete list of these inscriptions can be found at Ancient Burying-Grounds of the Town of Waterbury Connecticut, pages 171 through 178.

Location is approximate Find A Grave: Northbury Burial Grounds