Old Derby Uptown Burying Ground

Derby Colonial Burial Ground

Derby Uptown Burying Ground

What: Colonial Burial Ground
Address: Near Academy Hill, Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418
Website: www.electronicvalley.org/derby
Hours: Daily; Sunrise-Sunset
Admission: Free and open to the public
Description: One of the oldest colonial burial grounds in the United States. While most early burial grounds were associated with church organizations, Derby chose to create a public burial ground.  Some claim that the cemetery is actually the oldest public burial ground in America.

The oldest stone remaining is the Rev. John Bowers (dated June 14, 1687). There is also a period of 241 years between the first and last stone placed in the cemetery.

The entrance to the Old Uptown Burying Ground is located on Derby Avenue at the base of Academy Hill. There is no parking lot, so visitors will need to park on a nearby side-street and walk to the entrance.

Derby Colonial Burial Ground

Old Derby Uptown Burial Ground

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