Tuesday, October 24, 2006

connecticut stop of the day

the crypt center church new haven

Some Historical highlights of the Center Church Crypt
The area of the upper Green contains between 5,000 and 10,000 unidentified remains of many of the settlers of this colony of New Haven.
Center Church was built over a portion of this early colonial cemetary, with construction beginning in 1812 and finishing in 1814.
Beneath the church, The Crypt contains the identified remains of about 137 people, and the likely remains of over 1,000 that are unidentified.
Buried in The Crypt are the remains of Margaret Arnold; the first wife of Benedict Arnold.
Also in The Crypt: Sarah Rutherford Trowbridge, who has the oldest dated stone in The Crypt, dating back to 1687.
President Rutherford B. Hayes visited Center Church in 1880 and viewed the burial site of his grandmother and aunt, who are buried in The Crypt..........

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