|5774 Main St. Putney Stratford, CT|
Postal Code: 06614
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This cemetery is part of Boothe Memorial Park, which is located at 5774 Main St. in the Putney section of Stratford.
The 32 acre site was willed to the Town of Stratford following the deaths of David Beach Boothe and Stephen Nichols Boothe. In the 1900's, these two brothers created the Boothe Memorial Museum. The museum maintains a collection of buildings including a carriage house, Americana Museum, miniature lighthouse and windmill, a clocktower museum, a trolley station, a chapel and a blacksmith shop. The original Sikorsky Bridge toll booth from the Merritt Parkway is located on the museum grounds. The Boothe family home was built facing Main Street Putney in the 1820's on today's park's grounds. The local astronomical society has a working planetarium on the park's grounds. The cemetery is located near the planetarium.