Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Cemetery

Photo added by Dr. James M. Owston

Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Cemetery

Location
Between Williams and Ontario Streets
Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada
Memorials 37 added (97% photographed)

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Also known as the Old Scotch Kirk Cemetery, it was located next to the first permanent building used by St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, which used the building until 1862.

While the plaque at the site indicates that 37 individuals were buried at this cemetery, one individual (Alexander Alcorn) is listed twice - therefore the total number of burials is 36. The current area reserved for the cemetery is too small to hold these many graves and it is believed that many of the original graves are located under a parking lot adjacent to the cemetery.

Boarded up its windows,
Taken off its tower,
Naught but graves around it—
Graves without a flower.

Silent are its preachers,
Darkened are its aisles,
Gone to dust its elders
In lonely grass-grown files.

Moss-grown are the grave-stones,
Choked with weeds each walk,
Broken are the railings,
Rusted key and lock.

Still, like a mother watching,
When is done her long day's work,
O'er her children's peaceful slumbers,
Stands the gray and time-worn kirk.

Carrie Munson Hoople, 1909

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GPS Coordinates: 43.97111, -78.18549

  • Added: 18 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2283391