Potter’s field

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6 comments on this post.
  1. Alfred:

    Haha. I actually thought it had something to do with pot makers. It’s nice to be right (or almost right) for once.

  2. sue:

    thank you for this information I have just watched a film called DONT SAY A WORD and it has scenes that are filmed on HART ISLAND and I wanted to know more about it THANKS
    sue

  3. Ray Lamontagne:

    Great info thank you

  4. Pat Cole:

    I live in the Town of Ordway, Colorado and there is a section by the name of Potters Field. It has never had a sign until about three or four months ago. Then the Town Crew had put a sign there that I had requested, because it was on the original map of the Ordway Cemetery. The Ordway Town Council had voted to have the town crew remove it from the cemetery, because some old ladies in the Town of Ordway had been offended by it. The Town Council voted on this on Monday, March 17, 2011 and the town crew removed it on Thursday, March 17, 2011. There has never been any kind of signs in the Ordway Cemetery until the Cemetery Board had asked the town crew to put them in the cemetery. I think that it is unfair to have the Potters Field sign removed. The town Council said that there is not any other Cemeteries that have the signsin them. I sure would appreciate it if anybody could let me know what could be done.

  5. Carole Faulkner:

    I live in Kingsburg, ca and not go far from me is a little town called Traver and the day my son and I decided to take a different way home and came across a place called “Potters Field… It looked abandon had the fence was high and locked but in front of it there is a stone plack the says here lies out sons and daughters from tulare county may they rest in piece and sure enough if u looked real hard I. The farthest corner of the lot there were little crosses in the ground where a child had been buried or adult not sure… But there is a big new sign that says”potters field “

  6. Jennifer:

    Potters dig deep pits–usually near riverbanks– to get to the clay where the finest particles are deepest in the holes. As potters abandon the pits and start new ones, the holes became dumps for garbage, waste and bodies of the unknown, diseased or criminals. The holes would then be topped off by stones so as to close the pit. (Bible scriptures: Psalm 69:14,15 Deliver me out of the mire and let me not sink. Let me be delivered from those who hate me and out of the deep waters. Let not the floodwater overflow me nor let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut its mouth on me. And Psalm 40:2 He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. THESE scriptures are about rescue, redemption, resurrection through the power of God)

    Movies like “It’s a Wonderful Life” have used this term most likely because of the reference to worthless ground and the garbage that is disposed of there.

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