Shaftsbury housing development honors infant from 1800s after shocking discovery

Published: Jan. 16, 2020 at 9:25 AM EST
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A Shaftsbury housing development is honoring a 1-year-old from the 1800s after construction crews recently made a shocking discovery.

Crews found a headstone while working on the Lake Paran Village Project and stopped working until the details were pieced together. They learned it belonged to 1-year-old Julia, the daughter of Andrew and Nancy Burlingame. But it turns out the child was actually buried at Grandview Cemetery with a male relative.

Officials say there are still a lot of questions.

"Knowing that there's a girl who had some connections to this place is you know, sentimental," said Madison Kremer with Shires Housing.

Officials decided to commemorate her by naming one of the roads in the development after her.

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