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"Drive two miles north on West Street from Cross Road. There will be a driveway just past a grey house on your right.

Enter driveway, continue down small road to the left of the house. You will approach "Ann Lee Cottage."

To the left of the garage behind the cottage is a path lines on either side with small fir trees.

This path leads to the cemetery, which received its name from the legend that Mother Ann Lee of the Shakers

stayed at this cottage on a visit to Mount Washington. It has been described as probably the oldest cemetery of whites in

Berkshire County. Early Dutch Settlers' graves are marked by common field stones.

This is a small plot eight rods square about one fourth of a mile east of the west road

and is probably the oldest cemetery of white people in Berkshire County.

In it are some 130 common field stones set up with no names at the head and foot of unknown graves of the early Dutch settlers. Beginning at south-east corner the following are all that have names:"

Tombstone Inscriptions in Southern Berkshire Towns of Egremont, Monterey, and Mount Washington,

Berkshire Anthenaeum, Pittsfield, MA & Mason Library, Great Barrington, MA



Added by: michele
9/11/2009

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