Common Burying Ground

Newport, Rhode Island

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The Common Burying Ground is located at the intersection of Farewell Street and Warner Street in Newport, Rhode Island (Newport County). The coordinates are 41° 29' 45" N, 71° 18' 58" W.

The Common Burying Ground was established in the 1600's. It is next to Island Cemetery. There are many interesting gravestones, and several have detailed carvings. Most of the gravestones are in great condition. One of the most unique things about this cemetery is the section known as "God's Little Acre." This section contains the graves of several African American slaves who lived in the Newport area. It contains the largest number of colonial African American gravestones in the country.

For more information about "God's Little Acre," please visit the Colonial Cemetery website.

Many thanks to Ta Mara C. for visiting this cemetery with me!

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