Postal Code: 01432
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The town of Ayer was founded in 1871. Its parent towns were Groton and Shirley. Both towns annexed a section on Feb. 14, 1871.
The Woodlawn Cemetery was constructed about 1818.
This soldiers' lot is overseen by the Massachusetts National Cemetery.
The soldiers' lot is in Section 1, lots 193, 203, 206, and 211. The federal government purchased the lots from Woodlawn Cemetery in 1918. Most of the 52 men interred in the soldiers' lot died at Fort Devens, which is located nearby. The last interment was made in 1931. All of the interments in the soldiers' lot are known.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission refers to this cemetery in MACRIS as AYE.801 Woodlawn Cemetery.
This cemetery is referred to as GR3 Ayer Cemetery in the "Vital Records of Groton Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849."