Norwichtown is the old section of Norwich, Connecticut, notable for historic sites such as the Leffingwell House Museum and the grave of Samuel Huntington. Most people who recognize Huntington's name at all know him as a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but there are a few dogged Norwich residents who insist on calling him the first president of the United States.
The old burying ground is located behind Town Street, at the end of Old Cemetery Lane:
Notable people buried in this graveyard:
- Samuel Huntington (signer of DofI, POTUS[?])
- Jedediah Huntington (Revolutionary War general)
- Hannah Waterman Arnold (Benedict Arnold's mother)
If you decide to visit the Norwichtown graveyard, bring water and insect repellent. Most of the graves are in a hollow near a stream, and it is both muggy and buggy.