Riverbank Cemetery

Location
Riverbank Road
Riverbank, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06903 USA
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The first known mention of Riverbank Cemetery was on 27 June 1750 in a property division (Stamford Land Records, E287 — E288) between Jonathan Newman (b. 1690) and his nephew, Thomas Newman (b. 1724), both heirs of Thomas Newman (1642 — 1714).

The site was referred to simply as "the Buriing place" and "the Buriall ground" in 1750, but it is discernible as representing the Riverbank Cemetery due to its location near a "Ledge of Rocks" which are today known as Revolutionary Rock (a massive outcropping of rock so named as it was said to have been used by farmers to hide their cattle which had been marked for seizure by the British during the Revolutionary War).

The burial ground is also known as Revolutionary Rock Cemetery.

This largely undocumented early burial site became of interest to archeologists and historians in the mid to late twentieth century, who were unable to determine the identity of the individuals buried here.

A recent survey counted 82 apparent burials marked only by fieldstones, which bear no inscriptions, in addition to five displaced markers from disturbed burials, also without inscriptions.

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Disposition: Inactive.

Years of use: From roughly the early 1700s until the mid 1800s.

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NOTE: The cemetery is on private property.

GPS Coordinates: 41.11181, -73.59714

  • Added: 27 Mar 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2608063