Ancient Burial Ground

Ancient Burial Ground (HMHLO)

Location: Meriden, CT 06451 New Haven County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 32.85', W 72° 48.055'

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Meriden School For Boys

The 30 to 40 boys buried on this site were forgotten children of their time. Delinquent, orphaned or abandoned they came to live at the Connecticut School for Boys, a reform school that occupied these grounds from the early 1800s until 1973. The boys who lie here died of childhood diseases or accidents. Often, there was no family to claim their bodies, and they were buried in unmarked graves. The names of most of the boys are unknown, the tall trees surrounding this spot were planted in 1947 as a memorial to mark their resting place. The Connecticut General Assembly designated this small graveyard an "Ancient Burial Ground" in 1986, assuring that the boys will lie here, undisturbed, in perpetuity.
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 683412 N 4601872
Decimal Degrees41.54750000, -72.80091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 32.85', W 72° 48.055'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 32' 51.00" N, 72° 48' 3.30" W
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Area Code(s)203, 860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 435 Lewis Ave, Meriden CT 06451, US
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