All Saints Anglican Graveyard
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All Saints Anglican Graveyard

Granville Centre, Annapolis County , Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Get directions Granville Centre, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, B0S 1K0 Canada
  • Cemetery ID: 2396228

The first known survey of this cemetery was done by noted genealogist Dr. Allan E. Marble on September 16, 1966. Per his usual procedure, he did not give the cemetery a name but instead assigned it an identifying number. For this cemetery, the number was 20. He recorded the location as Granville Centre.

At a later date, Genweb volunteers transcribed Dr. Marble's survey notes and made them available online at Rootsweb. At that time, the volunteers named it "All Saints Anglican Graveyard" but, in the cemetery index, they listed the name as "All Saints Anglican Church". They cited the location as Granville Centre.

Dr. Marble transcribed 94 headstones containing 213 inscriptions. The oldest identifiable stone is from 1802 which, interestingly, predates the consecration of the church by 24 years. Although construction of a large church had begun in 1789 on a site that had been set aside for that purpose, it never progressed beyond an empty shell. In 1811 it was taken down and construction of a new, smaller structure more suitable for the congregation was begun. It, too, progressed slowly and was not consecrated until 1826. There were, however, several burials in the cemetery during the intervening years before the consecration. The history of the church's construction and details of its architecture are found in the 1982 book "Thy Dwellings Fair: Churches of Nova Scotia 1750-1830".

This is an inactive cemetery, the last burial having occurred in 1965. At the time of his survey in 1966, Dr. Marble noted that the headstones were generally in good condition. The church was torn down in 2009 and the church's bell is commemoratively displayed to mark the site where the church once stood. There is no signage for the graveyard.

DIRECTIONS: The cemetery is located on the north side of Highway 1, directly across the road from Civic #5366.

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  • Added: 4 Apr 2011
  • Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 2396228