Colonial Gravestones  LbNA # 18260

Placed DateSep 24 2005
LocationScotland, CT
Planted ByDryad    
Found By grammyandgrumpy
Last Found Jul 3 2010
Hike Distance?

Our first letterbox! My daughters have really enjoyed doing letterboxes in cemeteries and wanted to see more of them.

From Scotland Center (Rt. 14) turn onto 97 South and follow for 9/10ths of a mile. (If you are coming from the south, you will need to pass another cemetery. I've seen that a few people went to this cemetery first. To help, this cemetery is not marked, but is on the corner of Cemetery Rd. and Rt. 97.) You will find the cemetery on the left. Go into the cemetery through the cast iron gate. At the top of the stairs, take a reading of 190 degrees. Head to the first row of stones and you will find the stone of Timothy Dwight. With your back to the stone, take 3 steps forward and you will find the first box in the stone wall.

With your back to the first box, take a reading of 130 degrees. Take 14 pace to find the stone with the willow and urn (This stone is slightly tilted forward.) This is the stone of Levi Johnson. Take a 70 degree reading and take 14 paces to the stone of Miss Eunice Meachum. Follow the stone wall up the hill 19 paces to the double stone for the Silsby cousins. Face this stone and take a reading of 60 degrees to a large pine tree. The second box is hidden inside the cemetery side of the wall.

With your back to #2 go toward the tree that sits in the center of the cemetery. Looking forward, you will see 2 large oak trees set in a hollow. Walk 10 paces toward them until you see a stone for Mrs. Hannah Bingham. Looking at the stone, take a reading of 200 degrees. Walk 16 more paces into the hollow The third letterbox is hidden in a stump between a double and a single arborvitae.