New Haven County
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The Burying Ground is just off the trail. There is a chicken wire fence surrounding the area. The headstones that remain are barely readable. Walk carefully, as some of the headstones are on the ground The trailhead is on Woodtick Road, across from Wilson Road. Limited parking is available on the side of Woodtick Road just north of the powerlines.
Earliest Burial: 05/28/1776
Latest Burial: 11/17/1781
From "History of the Town of Wolcott" by Rev.Samuel Orcutt
published in 1874
PIKE'S HILL BURYING GROUND.
This ground was laid out about 1774, by a committee of the Society appointed to "fix a place or places for burying grounds." The ground is located on the north declivity of the hill adjoining the Alcox road, in a most picturesque place. Here but few graves were made, some of which were afterwards removed to the ground east at the foot of the same hill, about fifteen yet remaining. Graves continued to be made in this ground until 1805, when the one east was constructed, and all burying ceased in the old yard, it having been used but thirty years. Some five or six monuments remain having inscriptions on them; the other graves are indicated by small field stones.