Because of Colorado's rich history dating back to the 1800s, there are countless cemeteries across the state that are considered historic. In fact, some of these cemeteries serve as final resting places for figures noteworthy in the state's history books.

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One historical figure is remembered as a part of Colorado history not as a hero, but carries a much more notorious reputation.

Keep scrolling to learn about the cemetery in which this infamous figure's final resting place is found.

Colorado’s Historic Littleton Cemetery

Just outside of Denver in the suburb of Littleton sits the historic Littleton Cemetery. Located at 6155 South Prince Street, the Littleton Cemetery was originally instated in 1869 after previously being known as an unofficial burial ground in years prior.

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The cemetery is privately owned and is home to numerous famous faces of Colorado's past, including one with an infamous reputation that precedes him.

Colorado Cannibal Alferd Packer is Buried in Littleton Cemetery

If you went to school in Colorado as a child, you're likely familiar with the story of the only man convicted of cannabilism in the history of the United States, Alferd Packer.

While Packer was convicted of cannabilism following a rough trip through the Colorado wilderness in the height of winter, he was released from prison after serving 18 years.

When Packer passed away, the United States Government provided the convicted cannibal's headstone due to his military service which can still be found in the aforementioned Littleton Cemetery.

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