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Historic Timothy Plain Burial Ground
1742

This burial ground situated westerly of Wineconnet Pond and Canoe River (Gooseberry Brook) was first laid out for a burying place in 1742. The name is derived from Timothy Halloway one of the early proprietors of Taunton, and Taunton North Purchase (Norton) who owned a portion of the land. This area was known as Timothy's Plain or Meadow.

In 1742, Benjamin and John Williams deeded to Benjamin Copeland "a meadow lot of two acres, bounded easterly by Goosberrough Meadow River and westerly partly by an acre of land laid out to John Wetherel for a burying place." Many of Norton's veterans from colonial wars through the present are interred here. In the oldest section of the burial ground many names associated with Norton's early history can be found. Early names such as: Clapp, Pratt, Lincoln, Leonard and Woodward.

Norton Historical Commission 2010


Added by: Carolyn [Lee] Kelly
4/20/2013

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