"The second cemetery was a gift to the town in 1768; the donation being made by Deacon Matthew Norton, "in consideration of the love, good will and regard that he hath toward the public worship of almighty God." It was an acre in extent, and was situated on Pease Point Way, adjoining the lot on which the then new meeting house was being erected. It has since been enlarged by subsequent acquisitions. The first burials were in 1782, when six men of Edgartown, drowned at Gay Head, were interred in the new ground." --- The History of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts by Charles Edward Banks.
This is a town-owned cemetery. It is at capacity. The New Westside Cemetery is located on Robinson Road.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission refers to this cemetery in MACRIS as EDG800.
This cemetery is referred to in the book "Vital Records of Edgartown, Massachusetts to 1850" Published by: New England Historic Genealogical Society as G.R.2.
GPS Coordinates: 41.38922, -70.51824
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #91856
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