Forest Cemetery

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Forest Cemetery
Also known as:  North Acton Cemetery, Old Burial Ground

The North Acton Cemetery, now called the Forest Cemetery, is the oldest of three cemeteries in Acton and the only one in the northern section of town near the Carlisle boundary. It was established in 1750 and was used as a burial ground until 1948. It is a small cemetery of only .5 Acres (21,780 SF). As of 2009 there were 96 stones and 113 burials recorded by the Cemetery Dept.

Seven marked graves of soldiers in the Revolutionary War have been identified: Samuel Davis, Henry Flint, Israel Heald, John Heald, Timothy Heald, Samuel Temple and James Wright. The graves of two Civil War soldiers are also noted: Francis E. Anderson and Francis Hutchinson.

This cemetery is referred to as GR2 North Acton Cemetery in the "Vital Records of Acton Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849."

The Massachusetts Historical Commission refers to this cemetery in MACRIS as ACT.801 North Acton Cemetery.

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GPS Coordinates: 42.52375, -71.40036

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #90985