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The History of Mountain Grove Cemetery

Founded in 1849 by P.T. Barnum and Associates, Mountain Grove has continually invested in additions and improvements to the property. The result has been ever-increasing financial strength and accelerated development of the natural beauties of the landscape. It is known as one of New England’s most scenic cemeteries, and is beautifully landscaped with floral and shrubbery displays, ornamental trees, and a picturesque lily pond with a fountain. 

Closely associated with Connecticut families who have lived in Fairfield County, it is the final resting place of P.T. Barnum, Charles Stratton (Tom Thumb), Fanny Crosby, Daniel Nash Morgan, and over 40,000 people of all faiths and from all walks of life. Not operated for profit, Mountain Grove is a mutual association, owned exclusively by all its lot holders and services all faiths. 

Phineas Taylor (P. T.) Barnum's Monument
Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton's Monument
Warner Memorial


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William B. Hincks
✣  Notables buried here at Mountain Grove Cemetery include: 

Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) showman, businessman, and politician.
Cornelius "Neal" Ball (April 22, 1881 – October 15, 1957) baseball player.
William Darius Bishop (September 14, 1827 – February 4, 1904) a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.
Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915) gospel hymn composer and poet.
Vernon Dalhart (April 6, 1883 – September 14, 1948) country singer and songwriter.
Robert Lawson (October 4, 1892 – May 27, 1957) the Caldecott and Newbery medal winning author and illustrator.
Charles “Tom Thumb” Stratton (January 4, 1838 – July 15, 1883) dwarf and performer under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum.
Rules and Regulations



Grounds are open to the public 7 days a week with the exception of hurricane, blizzard, ice storm or any conditions that may be deemed unsafe by management. During winter the last gate (Swan Gate on Dewey St.) will close at 5:00 PM. During spring, summer and fall the last gate (Swan Gate) will close at 6:30 PM. All other gates close 1 hour before Swan Gate. 

For general, cemetery-wide rules and regulations, and regulations pertaining to specific areas of the cemetery, click to read the corresponding documentation below:
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