OBHS Cemetery Records

EXPLORE! South Berwick's five community cemeteries span almost four centuries, from the 1600s to the present day. Rich with history, they are peaceful, interesting places to stroll, as well as being a repository of historical facts and a means to honor hundreds of our veterans. The Town of South Berwick provides only minimal maintenance for cemeteries. The Old Berwick Historical Society is therefore grateful to the volunteers who maintain these irreplaceable community landmarks.

This cemetery database is based on Old Berwick Historical Society archives, particularly "The South Berwick (Maine) Record Book," a 1967 survey by John Eldridge Frost, with updates by historical society volunteers.  Records here reflect inscriptions on graves in Old Fields Burying Ground, Portland Street Cemetery, Freewill Baptist Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Woodlawn Cemetery, and many small burial plots scattered throughout South Berwick.

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Remarks Nathan Lord, an immigrant from Kent County, England, built a homestead on this site, 1662-1680. The one and one-half story structure, 28' x 40', with a central chimney and white ash frame, was occupied by Lords until c.1755 when it came into the possession of the Wallingford-Goodwin families. The house burned in 1910. This plaque was erected in 1990, on the 300th anniversary of nathan Lord's death by the sons and daughters of Nathan Lord.
Cemetery Lord 6 (Nathan)
Town South Berwick

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