Virtual program

Virtual program to highlight the history of Wright Settlement Cemetery


The Historical Society of Rome, 200 Church Street, will present Wright Settlement Cemetery, a virtual program on Facebook.com/romehistorical, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 15.

In the late 1700s, Ebenezer Wright came to Rome from Connecticut and purchased 190 acres of farmland,
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Wright Settlement flourished as a farming community just outside of Rome for almost 150 years. In the mid-1920se century, much of the land was converted into
former Griffiss air base.

Wright Cemetery, located just north of the Griffiss Trail, is a historic burial site with approximately 3,000 headstones, a chapel, and a shed.

The cemetery is a reminder of the colony and the members of the community who lived there.

Local amateur historian Christine Tyrlik is an administrator of Wright Cemetery, a member of the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter and a descendant of Ebenezer Wright. Tyrlik will present research on Wright Settlement and Wright Cemetery. The program will explore the documented history of these sites since their inception.

For more information, call 315-336-5870, like RHS on Facebook, or visit their website at www.romehistoricalsociety.org.