Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The DAVIS Cemetery

The Farmhouse Cemetery by midgefrazel
The Farmhouse Cemetery, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.

The Davis Yard (#6)
Blog Post #1

Located in a section of Stonington, New London, CT, the Davis Cemetery, also known as the Farmhouse cemetery, once was a family burying ground. In the Stonington Graveyards book, it has been given the number 6.

Go south on Greenhaven Road, just east of Wequetequock Cove and drive 2 8/10 miles SE  you will see this stone walled cemetery with the white fence. These are clips of the map at Google Maps. I am pleasantly surprised to find it shown on the map since cemeteries don't have street addresses. Notice that if you drive by it, you come to the Stanton-Davis Homestead, nestled in a working farm.

  The Homestead is the oldest house in Stonington, CT and is on the National Registry. It is currently under renovation. If you love old houses, then you will want to click on the link for the Homestead Museum and check it out.

In 2008, the Thomas Stanton Society held a reunion under a tent on the grounds of the house. It was my first family reunion for this Society. I am a life member. Someone said to me that day, "Did you take photos in the cemetery you drove by?" I hadn't even seen it! So, you can see that you could drive by this cemetery and not see it.


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