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Acquired by the town from local farmers as a burial ground in 1753, it was originally called the North Burying Ground. It is the towns second Burying ground, the first, originally called the East Burying Ground, is now called Fairview Cemetery.
Many of those interred here are significant in the history of the Town of Westford. War veterans, mill operatives, farmers and business people occupy the approximately 300 visible burials.
Gravestones from the 1700s and early 1800s are typically located very close together in the southeastern portion although some gaps exist. Family members tend to be adjacent to one another, frequently aligned in the order in which they died. No segregation based on ethnicity, occupation, military service or wealth is apparent.
The cemetery is 1 acre in size. It contains approximately 300 headstones with the earliest death date of 1761.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission refers to this cemetery in MACRIS as WSR.803.
This cemetery is referred to as GR3 Hillside Cemetery in the "Vital Records of Westford Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849."