The Hillside-Loveland Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Norwich with over 2,000 sites. This land was previously owned by the Loveland family, hence the name, and the cemetery was first used in 1827. The left side of the cemetery was used as a ski area in the 1940s and 1950s but now is filled with newer graves.
As you walk around, you’ll see that almost all of these graves are made of granite. Earlier New England settlers used fieldstone or slate but because this graveyard dates from the early 19th century, the primary stone being used is granite.
Cemetery tour created by Lauren Pidgeon