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This cemetery was established in 1812 and was associated with the First Methodist Church. It is now owned by the Town of West Brookfield.
All known burials in this cemetery are listed; there are many open spaces. Photos that are loaded are best available - the conditions of the stones make better photos difficult.
The church was built in the summer of 1823 and dedicated, free of debt, the following November, with a sermon by Rev. Joseph A. Merrill. The building was 32X40 feet and cost $600, beside much donated labor. The large stone over which the porch was built was drawn to its place by eight yoke of oxen. The church was regularly supplied by conference with a pastor until 1847. The old church remained until 1864, when it was taken down.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission refers to this cemetery in MACRIS as WBK802.
This burial place is referenced to in the book "Vital Records of Brookfield, Massachusetts to 1850", Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, as G.S.5. The town of West Brookfield was established in 1848.
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