This is one of the first three cemeteries that were established in the town at the annual Town Meeting in March 1790. It was "voted that the Selectmen agree upon suitable places for Burial Yards." In compliance with these instructions lots were selected and donated by their several owners, and burial grounds established at each of the principle settlements in the town. ...the one "at North Littleton " was given by Moses Dow.
The road originally ran along the west side of the cemetery, but its path has since been changed and is now along the east fence. Thus, the oldest burials, once on the flat near the road, are now in the back of the cemetery.
Although well mowed, the cemetery is extremely rocky, slopes up near the present roadway, many stones are broken and/or down, and some may lie buried below the sod. There are several ancient mounds and depressions marking the graves of persons long forgotten.
There are just over 100 graves here, the earliest still marked being that of Enoch, son of Ebenezer Pingree who died in 1796. The eldest, Parker Cushman, died June 4, 1872, 6-months shy of his 100th birthday. Few epitaphs are here, and none quote the Bible, although one, has a Bible carved on it. (text provided by ancestors-r-us)
GPS Coordinates: 44.37252, -71.79553
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #103002
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