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Cemetery NumberNT009
TownNEWPORT
Cemetery NameCODDINGTON BURIAL GROUND
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LocationFAREWELL ST
StateRI
DirectionW
Pole Number8
Distance15
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Size in Feet25
Size in Feet150
Burials56
Inscriptions94
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Exist?YES
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Newest 
Oldest1647
Vandalism 
Veteran6
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CommentOn Farewell Street just south of N. Baptist St. Recorded 14 Aug 1869 by G.H. Richardson (GHR) "all the legible inscriptions in the Coddington Burying Ground, CETA volunteers in the 1970's, and also by Alden G. Beaman (AGB) in the 1980's. "History of Newport County, Rhode Island," New York, 1888, ed. Richard M. Bayles, notes: "On Farewll street, near the First Baptist church, is the Coddington ground. Here are the graves of Governors Henry Bull. Who died in 1693; Nicholas Easton, 1675; John Easton, 1705; and William Coddington, 1678---four of the original settlers of Newport. In this ground are buried many of the first inhabitants." A nice photograph of this cemetery appears in "The Architectural Heritage of Newport, Rhode Island," showing the walls and relationship to adjoining houses. The photo is captioned "Cemetery of Governors." There is an 1873 transcript of this lot by William John Potts of Camden, NJ at NEHGS that calls this the Old Graveyard of the North Baptist Church. GPS coordinates (WGS84 datum) 41 deg. 29' 32.91"N x 71 deg. 18' 51.79"W
Condition 
Enclosurestone wall
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Growthgrass-well kept
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