Digitized Map of the Old Burying Ground

Rev. Silvanus Osborne, a graduate of Princeton and the first pastor of the Warren Church [1757 – 1771], intended to give a parcel of land lying to the north of his homestead for the purpose of a cemetery. His widow carried out his wish when she quit-claimed to  Warren’s Selectmen, Samuel Carter, Peleg Sturtevant and  Ebenezer Tanner, “a certain piece of land in Warren lying east of the John Tallmadge dwelling house containing two roods and one half of land for the purpose of a burying ground for the benefit and advantage of the inhabitants of the Town of Warren.”
Old Burying Ground is included in the Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Records. The graves were recorded in 1934 in a W.P.A. project directed by Charles R. Hale, state military necrologist.

There are over 870 burials and two early 20th century transcriptions, but until recently there was no easy way to find specific graves. In the summer of 2018, the Warren Historical Society started a mapping project of the cemetery with the help of several volunteers. Will Neary, a college freshmen at the time, flew a drone over the site and created a map based on those images. He then designed a spreadsheet to link each location on the map, designating a letter and number to a line on the spreadsheet. The WHS then partnered with Stacey Deming, Geographic Informations Systems Manager at the Housatonic Valley Association, to create a digitized, interactive map. It can show the exact location of burial based on first or last name and/or date of birth or death.

Visit the newly created digital map of the Old Warren Center Cemetery here.

Old Burying Ground Warren Historical Society CT

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