1771 Tombstone Returned to New London

Posted by admin on Dec 8, 2011

A headstone missing from an infant’s grave has been returned 43 years after it first disappeared.

In 1968, while visiting her father at the Sub base in Groton where he was stationed, Linda Hein, who was 20 at the time, and two of her friends found a pile of what they considered to be discarded headstones in Ye Towne’s Ancientest Buriall Place. It is the oldest cemetery in New London County, according to The Day of New London.

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