Stonington Cemetery Association . 345 N. Main Street . Stonington CT 06378
P O Box 345 . Stonington CT 06378              thestoningtoncemetery@gmail.com
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LOCATING A BURIAL
 
The Stonington Cemetery Association is fortunate to have an inventory of burials compiled during 2016 and 2017 by local volunteers. Although we cannot make these resources interactive, spreadsheets and maps available here will be helpful. 
Please note that Stonington Cemetery is listed on Find a Grave's website as Evergreen Cemetery. We have sometimes been known by this name though we aren't incorporated as such. We apologize for any confusion.  
The Thomas Hale Collection has been a valuable resource for us. This is a comprehensive survey of burials in Connecticut cemeteries conducted as part of a WPA (Works Progress Administration) program in the 1930's. 
Not all of this inventory of over 2,000 Connecticut cemeteries  has been digitized. The typed pages of of the Stonington Cemetery Association section of the Hale Collection has been digitized and is available here. You can also use this searchable PDF to move more quickly to the name you are looking for. It will tell you on which page of the scanned PDF the name and information are located. You can then locate the grave using the spreadsheet and maps from the 2017 inventory and mapping project. Or go directly to the 2017 database. Some of the headstones inventoried in the 1930's are extant. 
 
We often receive inquiries about burials not located in Stonington Cemetery. We are one of 61 cemeteries located in the Town of Stonington. Many of these burial locations have been abandoned. They are the family burial grounds.
Information about burials in locations other than Stonington Cemetery can be found in the Thomas Hale Inventory for the Town of Stonington. The Hale inventory references burial locations by name. Many are small and somewhat forgotten cemeteries. In 1985, the Stonington Historical Society published a helpful guidebook to these cemeteries - Stonington Graveyards: A Guide. The volume is available at the Woolworth Library at the Stonington Historical Society. The Hale inventory for the entire Town of Stonington is available there, too. For burials located in the Town but not in Stonington Cemetery, we recommend that you consult the Stonington Historical Society.
We have reproduced the helpful map and legend from that research here. If you have difficulty reading this information,  please contact us at our email address.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOW TO USE OUR DATA
First determine if the burial you are attempting to locate is located within Stonington Cemetery by consulting 2017 inventory Burial List. This master list is divided into Section Lists that can be accessed by going to the Section List sub-folder in the drop down box.
For convenience locating a grave, the cemetery has been divided into 16 sections shown here. You can access Section Maps by going to the Section Map.
We also have Detailed Maps of the sections with each plot noted. We are uploading these to the sight and they files will be complete by 1 May 2019. If you would like us to share one of these hand-lettered maps with you, please contact us via phone or email. 
Many veterans' graves have been identified during the past two years. A list of these burials with their locations can be found here. If you have a relative or a friend buried in Stonington Cemetery who is not on the list, please let us know.