|Harris Burial Ground|
|Beyond end of Captain Whitney Road|
Postal Code: 01223
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The GPS are approximate.
This is the oldest family cemetery in Becket. The earliest gate marked with a headstone is dated 1777, but the numerous fieldstones make the exact establishment date unknowable.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission refers to this cemetery in MACRIS as BEC803.
This burial ground is referenced to in the book "A guide to Berkshire County Massachusetts Cemeteries" Published by the Berkshire Family History Association in 1988 and is on the Becket map as #6." The book describes the location as "Located in the woods off of Captain Whitney Road. One must drive down Captain Whitney Road, bearing left at the first fork and left at the second fork. This is approximately 0.7 mile from the beginning of Captain Whitney Road. One must walk up road, from this point, approximately twenty minutes until one reaches a brook which crosses the road. Enter the woods at right and follow the brook until it merges with another brook. At this point where the brooks become one, cross to the other side and turn right. The burial ground is a short distance from this point. Can be very difficult to spot. Cemetery is surrounded by a stone wall.". Additionally, the cemetery is 40 feet by 40 feet with a staircase on the south side.
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