Burial Grounds

Legro Family Burial

In 2009, Independent Archaeological Consulting (IAC) recovered the remains of 11 individuals from the Legro-Leighton Family Burial Ground.  The small 19th-century family burial ground was located within Interchange 15 of the Spaulding Turnpike (NH Route 16) in Rochester, New Hampshire, but modern traffic needs required the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) to relocate the burials during a highway improvement project. 

 

 

Portsmouth African Burial Ground

The rediscovery of the burial ground has tremendous distinction as the only known African-American cemetery of its age that has been investigated through archaeology in all of New England.