The Cheshire Historical Society
Hitchcock Phillips House
43 Church Drive
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410 USA
TOWN OF CHESHIRE CONNECTICUT
The following are links to bring you to PDF documents of the Headstone Inscriptions, Town of Cheshire of 1934. This list includes all the headstone inscriptions in Cheshire cemeteries. The list was sponsored by the Connecticut State Library and copied under the auspices of FERA (Federal Emergency Relief Administration) and WPA (Works Progress Administration), two Depression-era, federal agencies that provided "work relief." It is reproduced here with the permission of the Connecticut State Library.
1. Locate the name of the deceased in the alphabetical INDEX A to H. and INDEX I to Z - (you can click on either of these right now).
In the actual document which is available as a hard copy at the Cheshire Historical Society and at the Cheshire Public Library, this index is
at the end of the document (on pages 195-237)
2. Go to the page indicated for headstone information and cemetery location. See below
INSCRIPTIONS -- PAGES 1-194
Hillside Cemetery - 205-1
(1) Find the NAME:
Index to ALL:
A - pages 1-6
If you visit Hillside Cemetery, Wallingford Road, Cheshire,
CT 06410 (tel.: 203 271-3603, ask for Phyllis).
ARCH - Entry
Section A --------driveway-------- Section
There is no access out other than the gate above. DO NOT try to drive through Section E (to the right) thinking this is going to take you somewhere. It will not. This takes you to a very narrow, scary curve over an embankment and then an abrupt dead end. You will need to carefully back up and out and you will be very stressed. (I am speaking from experience as once upon a time you could drive through to the new section. Now you can't.) Now I park outside the arch (where I took this picture) and very happily walk into the old section of the cemetery. The new section is easier to travel on / through. You can park at the Cheshire Historical Society and walk 3 blocks south to the old section. We have a Heritage Walk for part of this area and there are some nice restaurants and coffee shops all within fair walking range. Regards, Diane Calabro
New Section - Division “A” - pages 97-102
New Section - Division “B” - pages 103-108
New Section - Division “C” EAST SIDE - pages 109-112
New Section - Division “C” WEST SIDE - pages 113-118
New Section - Division “D” - pages 118-124
St. Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery - 205-2
A - pages 125-142
Section B - pages 142-158
Section C - pages 158-168
St. Bridget’s Cemetery - 205-3
Cheshire Street Cemetery - 205-4
New Catholic Cemetery - 205-5
To go to the INDEX (alphabetical by last name):
INDEX Pages 195-237
CLICK ON: Alphabetical INDEX "A" to "H". and INDEX "I" to "Z"
Location of Cemetery Page 238
Events and meetings are held at the Hitchcock-Phillips House, 43 Church Drive
Cheshire, CT unless noted otherwise.
Call 203-272-2574 or e-mail for more information.
You can e-mail Diane Calabro, President Diane Calabro E-Mail
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