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Dixmont in Penobscot County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Dixmont Corner Cemetery

 
 
The Dixmont Corner Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2019
1. The Dixmont Corner Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Previously called the Luce Cemetery, and later the Mount Harris Cemetery, the current Dixmont Corner Cemetery is the original public burial ground for the town of Dixmont.

The Luce Cemetery was reportedly used for re-interments from the Methodist Church, but Dr. Elijah Dix was probably the first original burial in May of 1809. Dr. Dix, the proprietor of a large portion of the land in Dixmont, died while visiting here from Boston on land business. In February 1890 the town of Dixmont appropriated $100 for a monument to be placed at Dr. Dix's gravesite, which was replaced with a granite marker in 1984.

In 1968 the Luce Cemetery was expanded to include the Hulbert extension and the name officially changed to the Dixmont Corner Cemetery. A Cemetery Committee was established that year and charged with the responsibility of preserving and protecting all of the cemeteries in Dixmont. Robert E. Smith was appointed the Cemetery Sexton in 1969 and remained in this position for forty years until 2009 when he resigned due to ill health at the age of 82.

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Erected by Dixmont Historical Society Committee, Dixmont Conservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
 
Location. 44° 40.988′ N, 69° 8.55′ W. Marker is in Dixmont, Maine, in Penobscot County. Marker can be reached from Western Avenue (New York State Route 9) (U.S. 202) near Old Highway, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located near the cemetery entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dixmont ME 04932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dixmont Town House (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 10˝ miles away).
 
Marker detail: Dr. Elijah Dix was probably the first original burial in May of 1809 image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Dr. Elijah Dix was probably the first original burial in May of 1809
The Dixmont Corner Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2019
3. The Dixmont Corner Cemetery Marker
The Dixmont Corner Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2019
4. The Dixmont Corner Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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