God's Acre
Park Street, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut
0.5 acres


Directions:

From the Merritt Parkway, take New Canaan Exit 37 (South Avenue/Route 124). Turn left onto South Avenue/Route 124 and continue for approximately 2 miles. At the Gulf Station, turn right at the traffic light and go one block to the next light. Turn left, following Route 124 through town and up the hill. Godís Acre green will be on your left.


History:

18th and 19th century  --  God's Acre, a triangular shaped green, is surrounded by homes from this period of time.  It is located within a local historic district just west of the town's commercial center.

The Congregational Church (founded 1733) is located at the top of the ridge overlooking the green. There are two other churches nearby.

The green is located on a steep hillside and is bounded by Park Street, Oenoke Avenue (Main Street), and St. John's Place.


Trees:

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus sylvatica (European beech)
Picea pungens var. glauca (blue spruce)
Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine)


Trails:

10/25/2005.  On a nice afternoon, Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I drove around and around the small park.  There are no trails here; it's just too small.  The triangular green is very pretty.  The ground of the park slopes downhill from the Congregational Church on Park Street to Main Street.  There is a memorial Irish cross on the corner of Main Street and St. John Place.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.


Trails:

10/25/2005.  On a nice afternoon, Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I drove around and around the small park.  There are no trails here; it's just too small.  The triangular green is very pretty.  The ground of the park slopes downhill from the Congregational Church on Park Street to Main Street.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

 

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