04 November 2011
Judea Cemetery, Washington, CT
Located: From Washington Green go south on Rt 47. Judea Cemetery Rd (it forms a triangle so there are technically two entrances onto the road) is on the left. The cemetery is on the right.
Google Maps Visuals: satellite view
Type of site: Town cemetery, still in use
Condition: Very well cared for, mowed, many broken stones have been repaired.
History and Notable Features: The far back of the cemetery is the location of the older stones. There are several beautiful death's head stones and there's another stone with a carved angel wearing a crown -- even the footstones have carvings. It is quite scenic and looks over a road and field where there were deer grazing during our visit. Also of particular note, a man by the name of Jeff Liberty is buried here. According to the display that was up at the Gunn Memorial Library at the time (in Fall 2011), this gentleman was a black slave who became a civil war veteran. He does not have a stone but a small metal plaque which reads "Jeff Liberty and His Colored Patriots" with an American flag beside it.