Every small New England town has one. The ‘Most Ancient Cemetery’. Which is exactly how the town sign will read too.
The one near me is dated around 1712 – 1713. We consider anything pre-revolutionary war old. I’ve seen sites dating back to the 1300’s yet this still seems ‘ancient’ to me.
There was definitely a style to the headstones in the early to mid 1700s.
It’s probably a bit morbid but I find these old grave stones fascinating. I have a headstone photo hanging in my office I shot well over 30 years ago.
At least I’m consistent.