Center Street Cemetery, Wallingford

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Center Street Cemetery
Moses Yale Beach monument - Wallingford, CT.JPG
Location 2 Center St.
Wallingford, Connecticut
NRHP Reference # 97000833[1]
Added to NRHP August 1, 1997

The Center Street Cemetery on Center Street in Wallingford, Connecticut is a 6-acre (24,000 m2) cemetery dating from 1670. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Lyman Hall, a native of Connecticut who moved to Georgia and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, is memorialized here, as is Moses Yale Beach, newspaper publisher and founder of the Associated Press.

The tomb, set on the north end of the 300-year-old Center Street Cemetery, lies near the graves of such other notaries as Thomas Yale, brother of the founder of Yale University; and Joseph Benham, whose daughter and granddaughter were the last people in New England to be tried for witchcraft.[2]

In addition to such notables are stones marking the graves of the town's first settlers and those of soldiers who fought in the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the American Civil War and every other major conflict up to the present.

Coordinates: 41°27′23″N 72°49′27″W / 41.4565°N 72.8241°W / 41.4565; -72.8241

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Entertaining the Devil in Connecticut. New York Times, July 16, 1995. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/16/nyregion/entertaining-the-devil-in-connecticut.html

External links[edit]

  • [1] Find A Grave
  • [2] NY Times article re Cemetery