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Grove Street Cemetery - New Haven, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 18.748 W 072° 55.625
18T E 673514 N 4575517
Quick Description: Grove Street Cemetery is an historic cemetery surrounded by the campus of Yale University at 227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2019 5:40:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM10XDY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Grove Street Cemetery was organized in 1796 and incorporated in October 1797. It is the first private nonprofit cemetery in the world. It replaced the overcrowded burial ground on the New Haven Green and the headstones have been moved to Grove Street Cemetery.

It features an impressive brownstone Egyptian Revival gateway entrance which was designed by New Haven architects Henry Austin and Hezekiah Augur and completed in 1845. The cemetery has grid pattern of streets and avenues and is home to the graves of many famous Americans, many of which have a relationship to Yale University.

The Grove Street Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000.

Among notable burials are:

Lyman Beecher - Preacher and abolitionist
Walter Camp - Father of American Football
A. Bartlett Giamatti - Commissioner of Baseball and Yale President
Josiah Willard Gibbs - Father of thermodynamics
Charles Goodyear - Inventor
David Humphreys - Poet and Aide de Camp to General Washington
Lars Onsager - Nobel Prize winning physical chemist
Roger Sherman - Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Noah Webster - Lexicographer
Eli Whitney - inventor
City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: New Haven

Approximate number of graves: 26,000

Cemetery Status: Active

Cemetery Website: [Web Link]

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