Pink Ravine Cemetery Tour

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Saturday, October 22, 2022 11:00AM

Walking Tour of the Gurley (Pink Ravine) Cemetery with Michael Carroll 

Last spring Michael Carroll led a group of volunteers who undertook restoration work in the Gurley (Pink Ravine) Cemetery, including cleaning dirt and lichen from numerous gravestones, resetting stones, and matching up footstones that had been discarded in a pit with their corresponding headstones. Mr. Carroll will describe this work in detail during his tour. 

The Gurley Cemetery dates from 1754, when Samuel Gurley, Jr. donated the land to the Town of Mansfield to serve as a burying ground for residents in the northwest corner of town. The cemetery includes more than ninety 18th and early 19th-century markers. Among the notable carvers are Gershom Bartlett, Aaron Haskins, Amasa and Jonathan Lewis, and Benjamin Collins. Seven stones were carved by James Hovey, a stone carver who lived in Mansfield. 

Michael Carroll, Director of Rediscovering History, Inc., is a leading expert in the rehabilitation of historic cemeteries and has undertaken numerous projects throughout Connecticut and neighboring New England states. Follow him on Facebook at

Space for this walking tour is limited to 30 participants and registration is required.

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