William Witherell, who died in September 1691, is buried in the West end of the burial ground. When the land was passed to Nathaniel Witherell by his father,the deed stated that the pioneer William Witherell was buried in that place.
In an unmarked grave lies the body of Daniel Woodward, a Revolutionary War soldier.
Originally located in an open field,the burial ground was not fenced in until 1894 when the town appropriated money to enclose it with granite posts and iron pipes. Many of the graves are marked by ordinary field stones with no markings on them. Others are marked and dated from 1759 to 1822. All of the marked stones contain the names Weterell, Dean or Lincoln.
The site was situated on wet ground and was not used after 1822. Lloyd S. Lincoln and his wife Mary A. Lincoln transferred the burial ground to the Town on November 29, 1894
|Placed By||Norton Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:58am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 323815 N 4648602|
|Decimal Degrees||41.96973333, -71.12631667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 58.184', W 71° 7.579'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 58' 11.04" N, 71° 7' 34.74" W|
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|Area Code(s)||508, 774|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-27 Bay Rd, Norton MA 02766, US|
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