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Originally called the East Burying Ground (the cemetery was renamed Fairview in 1896), Westford's first place of burial came into use before the founding of the town in 1729. While still considered Chelmsford's West Precinct, Abram Wright was interred here in 1702. This is the earliest recorded burial although there were likely previous occupants.
Given its status as the town's oldest, largest and most fashionable resting place, it attracted the leading industrialists, politicians, ministers as well as mill hands and farmers.