|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Olde Burying Ground as shown on an 18th Century map is located west of Middlesex Ave, to the north of the present Congregational Church and contains the graves of most of the citizens of Wilmington Massachusetts who died between 1731 and approximately 1800.
As it exists today the Old Burial Ground contains approximately 40,000 square feet, or is 200 feet square. It is located some 60 feet from the present route 62. The old road once ran more closely to the low fieldstone cemetery wall.
The Wilmington Cemetery Department has kept up the grounds, but over the years several large trees have grown at random throughout the area. In the western most corner a tree has actually risen through the center of a gravesite, the headstone being on one side and the footstone on the other.
While many graves still have their original headstones as well as footstones there are some sites where the markers have wandered and need to be returned to their original places.
There are about 98 identifiable gravesites in the Old Burial Ground. There may be other graves that exist according to Reverend Noyes address: "Some of the stones which were originally in the Old Cemetery have been removed to the newer, Wildwood Cemetery across Middlesex Ave."
There are a total of 87 marker stones in the Old Burial Ground.
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