Litchfield Cemeteries

Map Of Litchfield Cemeteries


Harriman Cemetery Transcription


Excavation Of Berry Cemetery Jack Cemetery Grave Stone Inscription
Plains Cemetery


Plains Cemetery


The Plains Cemetery

Plains Road


North Cemetery

North Litchfield Cemetery

Hallowell-Litchfield Road, near intersection of Route 126


Ring Cemetery

Thorofare Road

Ring Cemetery Diagram


Robinson Cemetery

Upper Pond Road

Robinson Cemetery Diagram



John and Sarah Harris

Off the Stevenstown Road



Grant Cemetery

Grant Cemetery

Pine Tree Road


Woodbury - Goodwin Cemetery

Woodbury - Goodwin Cemetery

Whippoorwill Road

Woodbury Cemetery

Woodbury Cemetery

In the woods off Pease Hill Road
 near the junction of Town Farm Road, Monmouth

Smith - Buker Cemetery

The Smith - Baker Cemetery

Behind the Middle School on the Richmond Road (Route 197)


Libby Cemetery

The Libby Cemetery

One single stone near the Smith - Baker Cemetery

Purgatory Tomb

Purgatory Cemetery


Purgatory Burying Ground

In the woods near the intersection of the Hallowell-Litchfield Road and Neck Road


Litchfield Churches and Cemeteries

Of the four villages in early Litchfield, only one, Purgatory, never had an organized church.  Litchfield Corner, arguably the oldest village, had the Congregationalist Church.  Litchfield Plains had the Free Will Baptist Church.  The North, also known as South Litchfield, had the Calvinist Baptist Church. 

In early New England, a church was very often connected to a cemetery.  Litchfield Corner had the Smith Baker Cemetery largely populated by Congregationalists.  Litchfield Plains had the Litchfield Plains Cemetery founded by Free Will Baptists.  At the North, or Bachelder’s Corner, the cemetery was associated with the True Family and The Calvinist Baptist Church.  

Litchfield is very fortunate to have excellent town records.  We owe a great debt of gratitude to Ed Avis of the Litchfield Historical Society .   He rescued the records which were literally molding away in centuries old leather bindings.   He had them micro filmed and put into digital format which makes them accessible on line.  Unfortunately, of Litchfield’s seventeen cemeteries, only one, The Litchfield Plains Cemetery, has maintained a continuous organization that has preserved its records.   For those seeking the grave of an ancestor who died in Litchfield before 1825, it is very likely that they were buried “on the home place” and there will be no record.  Occasionally, old deeds will include a “grave yard” but few are  found.  The only marker on most early graves was a “field stone” with initials and perhaps a date.  It is not unusual to have a “modern” stone on an old grave.  In such cases, a descendant of the deceased has had a stone made for their long dead ancestor.   

If you are searching for the grave of a long dead ancestor please don’t hesitate to contact the Historical Society of Litchfield on its web site.