09 January 2012

Bentley Cemetery, Goshen, Litchfield County, CT

Located: From Goshen Center/ the Goshen rotary, go west. Turn left on West St. The road splits into Town Hill Rd and Bentley Rd. The cemetery is on the corner of the split.

Google Maps Visuals: satellite view

Type of site: Old family cemetery, no longer in use, private property

Condition: Neglected and used for trash. This site is kept horribly. There is a great deal of refuse within the stone wall enclosure. The stones are mostly fallen.

History and Notable Features: This is one we had looked for several times but due to the site being entirely overgrown in the summer, it was impossible to view. Because it is private property, we were unable to go inside and look more closely at the stones. I want to contact the owners to get permission to view it more closely, but I do not want to contact the owners for fear that I may have something unpleasant to say to them regarding the site's upkeep (or lack thereof).

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