|Old Post Road & Route 1|
Rhode Island USA
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Westerly Quaker Burial Ground is located on Rt. 1 in a section of town known as Dunn's Corner. The land is held by the Westerly Land Trust, which saves and renews open space in the town.
About 60 Quakers are buried in the burial grounds, but the only engraved stones on the land are from the Jude Taylor family and Thomas Hoxsie, his wife Mary and their son Hazard and his wife Chloe Bailey.
The burial grounds sits on the site of the Westerly meeting house which was established around 1743. The Westerly meeting, along with meetings in Richmond and Hopkinton were known as the South Kingstown meeting and gathered together on a monthly basis.
(Information taken from New York Times article of 7/29/06 written by Katie Zezima)