This burial place is reputed to be the oldest cemetery of white people in Berkshire County. There is a mix of unmarked graves indicated by soil depressions, about 130 fieldstones, and several engraved stones, making the establishment date unknowable. The earliest engraved stone belongs to Abigail Benjamin, who died in 1772.
To visit this burial place, "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."
The Massachusetts Historical Commission refers to this cemetery in MACRIS as MTW800. The survey includes a map.
GPS Coordinates: 42.11879, -73.47236
- Added: 11 Jun 2009
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2309396
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