Here you are at one of the oldest cemeteries in Canaan. In 1803 the town meeting voted to fence this "burying ground" with "good wall or posts and boards spiked on." Some of the oldest graves in Canaan are near the entrance gate. Look for Timothy Tilton's gravestone. He was an active Abolitionist, and took a prominent part in resisting the attacks on Noyes Academy. On his headstone was engraved “The Slave’s Friend” at his request.