The Common Burying Ground and Island Cemetery is a combined site of two different cemeteries in Newport, Rhode Island. These two interment sites have more than 5000 graves.
The two cemeteries have different historic qualities under its belt. The Common Burial Ground was established in 17th century, and has a section for slaves with the most headstones of African Americans from the colonial era in all of the United States. It also has a unique colonial era headstones collection that can?t be found elsewhere.
The Island Cemetery, on the other hand, is opened in the 19th century. A good number of Newport?s influential families were buried there. Family members of the Warrens, Belmonts, and Shermans were interred here.
The Common Burying Ground and Island Cemetery also boasts of a stunning entrance building.
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