Established in 1655, the East Norwalk Historical Cemeteryis Norwalk's oldest cemetery, and many of the area's first settlers are buried there. The cemetery is owned and maintained by the Third Taxing District, formally known as the East Norwalk Fire District of the Town of Norwalk, and before that it was known as the Down Town School District. Triangle shaped and surrounded clockwise by Gregory Boulevard, Cemetery Street and East Avenue it is situated in the neighborhood of East Norwalk.At the north entrance of the grounds stands the First Settlers of Norwalk Memorial, inscribed with the following names of 31 settlers who founded Norwalk in 1649:George Abbitt, Robert Beacham, Stephen Beckwith, John Bowton, Matthew Campfield, Nathaniel Eli, Thomas Fitch, John Griggorie, Samuel Hales, Thomas Hales, Walter Haite, Nathaniel Haies, Rev. Thomas Hanford, Richard Homes, Ralph Keiler, Daniel Kellogge, Thomas Lupton, Matthew Marvin, Sr., Matthew Marvin, Jr., Isacke More, Jonathan Marsh, Widow Morgan, Richard Olmsted, Nathaniel Richards, John Ruskoe, Matthias Sention, Sr., Matthias Sention, Jr., Matthew Sention, Thomas Seamer, Richard Webb, and Walter Keiler.Make East Norwalk Historical Cemetery part of your personalized Norwalk itinerary using our Norwalk travel itinerary planner .
East Norwalk Historical Cemetery Reviews
I was raised in Norwalk, but on a recent trip back, I happened to wander into this cemetery. There were many familiar names, of Norwalk Families that have been there since before the Revolutionary war... more »
Norwalk is full of history and this is one of the spots to visit and learn from. Right in the center of East Norwalk next to the clock, train station, Sweet Ashley's for ice cream. There used to be a ... more »
Good place to go and sit for a while becuase no one ever goes inside
Great stop along the foundation of America
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