RNT Family History

 New Haven Burying Ground (Grove Street Cemetery), New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America


The New Haven Burying Ground
A Brief History and Discussion of the Grove Street Cemetery
By Thomas Plunkett

It is also the first cemetery in the United States (and possibly in the world) divided into family lots. Pere-Lachaise in Paris, a famous scenic attraction, was similarly established eight years later, in 1804. Laid out on approximately one city block, it is bounded to the north by Lock Street and Canal Street, to the west by Ashmun Street, the east by Prospect Street, and its southern entryway is on Grove Street. In area it is established on approximately three acres of land and is laid out in a grid of avenues and streets (see map). Nestled next to the Yale University Law School it enjoys a commanding presence in the Yale community.