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Most Ancient Cemetery

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.

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Most Ancient Cemetery – Click To Enlarge

There was definitely a style to the headstones in the early to mid 1700s.

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Most Ancient Cemetery – Click To Enlarge

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.

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