Dorchester in Westmorland County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces
The first Methodist Church in this area was built here in 1783, on land donated by John Weldon. Rebuilt after a fire in 1839, a larger church was built in 1882, now Dorchester United Church. The first burial in this cemetery was of John Weldon’s wife, Anne, in 1781.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
Location. 45° 54.451′ N, 64° 30.887′ W. Marker is in Dorchester, New Brunswick, in Westmorland County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (New Brunswick Route 106) just north of Penitentiary Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located just inside the Dorchester Pioneer Cemetery gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4902 Main Street, Dorchester NB E4K 2Y1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freedom of the Village of Dorchester (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Sir Albert James Smith (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); 400th Anniversary of 1st Acadian Settlement (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Bell Inn / Auberge Bell (approx. one kilometer away); Chandler House (Rocklyn) / Maison Chandler (approx. one kilometer away); 18th Century Anchor (approx. 8.1 kilometers away); Silver Jubilee Lodge and Library (approx. 8.1 kilometers away); Right Honourable Richard Bedford Bennett (approx. 8.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dorchester.
Also see . . . Dorchester Pioneer Cemetery.
The Dorchester Pioneer Cemetery is at the base of the hill on which the Dorchester Penitentiary now sits. There is only a small collection of tombstones there, and, though the cemetery is named for the early settlers of Dorchester, most of the tombstones are modern. A plaque commemorates the early Methodist settlers of the area who eventually founded the United Church just up the road from the cemetery.(Submitted on March 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.