11.25.2012

Peet Burying Place - Connecticut

Peet Burying Place
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This ground was used as a private burying-place by the Peet families many years, and in April, 1812, was purchased by the town, the deed stipulating that it should continue as a burying—place. It is a strange, wild-looking place, but because of its historical associations, has a charm and marvelous ness that should secure for it care and future preservation. At present, as a burying-place it has no appearance but that of desolation, but with a little attention it might be made a place of beauty and attraction.

At the southwest corner stand two rocks, rising to the height of nearly twenty feet. They were once in one rock, but became separated, yet remained erect. Between these two upright stones is rock with two depressions, corresponding to the indentures made in the ground when one kneels upon it. Here in this place called the Altar, Samuel Peet prayed many times a day; and the legendary story is that his knees made the depressions in the rock. Hence, because of this devotedness in praying and the seclusion and strangeness of the place, he was called the Hermit, and these high rocks the Altar Place. The burying-place has three sides or is a triangle, and at every corner there is a large rock, and on the north side is a most charming brook that lends enchantment to the place.
Comment: Very cool place. My sister was able to navigate to this location and we visited it. This map link is the approximate location. Bing mapping

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