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Millville in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

“Old Cemetery”

 
 
“Old Cemetery” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, January 26, 2022
1. “Old Cemetery” Marker
Inscription.  
First Burial Ground in Millville
is owned by the Chestnut Street Meeting House
Most markers have disappeared through the
ravages of weather and time.
Few names of our first settlers buried here are known,
however, The memory of their courage persists.
Those known to be buried here are:

Benoni Benson First to Settle on Millville Soil
in the year 1713 died in 1761 at age 71.
Abigail Benson died in 1751 at age 32
Daniel Darling died in 1745 at age 64
John Darling died in 1760 at age 75
----- Darling died in 1746
John Goldwaite died in 1800 at age 69

Gate financed by a Millville Cultural Grant in 1996
crafted by Rene E. Marcotte of Ironstone Street, Millville

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1713.
 
Location. 42° 1.695′ N, 71° 34.905′ W. Marker is in Millville, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Main Street (Massachusetts Route 122) north of
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Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millville MA 01529, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Longfellow School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Thompson’s Gristmill Stone 1727 (about 300 feet away); Udor Tower (about 400 feet away); Millville Mills (about 400 feet away); Millville Village (about 500 feet away); The Raceway (about 600 feet away); Millville Veterans Monument (about 700 feet away); Millville Main Street (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millville.
 
The “Old Cemetery” Gate and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, January 26, 2022
2. The “Old Cemetery” Gate and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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