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Coddington burial ground is the oldest cemetery in Newport and includes more Colonial Governors than any other cemetery in the state, including one of Newport’s founders William Coddington.
Established in 1640 this historic cemetery is thought to include the largest number of colonial era headstones in a single cemetery. The section known as “God’s Little Acre” has been recognized as having the oldest and largest surviving collection of markers of enslaved and free Africans.
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