Canton Cemeteries
Oxford County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 16 August 2019)

Welcome to the Canton Cemeteries web site. The purpose of this site is to provide basic cemetery information and pertinent notes so individual researchers will not have to “reinvent the wheel” by tracking down the same material that others have already found.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to info@vfthomas.com or mailed to “Canton Cemeteries” at the address at the top of this page.

A little work by each of us will save a lot of work for all of us.
   Thank you to the late Colby Davis of Canton, to Nelson Coolidge of Dixfield, and to Dana Morse for their help with the information on this web page.






Below is an alphabetical list of Canton’s cemeteries. Click on any name, and you will be taken to an entry for that cemetery. To download a file that will show a Google Earth view of Canton's Cemeteries, click here. After downloading, double click on the downloaded file.

Adkins-Hines Cemetery
Alden Cemetery
Alden Hill Cemetery
Allen Hill Cemetery
Ames Cemetery
Canton Mountain Cemetery
Coolidge Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Ludden Cemetery
Meadowview Road Cemetery
North Canton Cemetery
Pine Grove Cemetery
Simmons Cemetery
Staples Hill Cemetery
Whitney Cemetery


Adkins-Hines Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. Along west side of Jewett Hill Road. UTM: 19T 0398626, 4920344; Lat./Long.: N 44°25′45.5″ x W 70°16′25.1″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel east on Route 108 1.1–1.2 miles to the intersection on the left with Campbell Road. Turn left onto Campbell Road and follow it to the end, 1.4–1.5 miles. Turn right onto Jewett Hill Road, and the cemetery is on the right in 0.2–0.3 miles.
   History.
   Notes.
   Names and dates on gravestones (complete as of 17 July 2015)

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Alden Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Other name(s). Alden Family Cemetery (Maine Old Cemetery Association records)
   Location. North of Meadowview Road. UTM: 19T 0400351, 4923875; Lat./Long.: N 44°27′40.7″ x W 70°15′09.5″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel north on Route 140 for 1.1–1.2 miles to the intersection on the right with Laplant Road. Turn right onto Laplant Road and follow it for 0.5–0.6 miles to the intersection with Jewett Road on the right and Meadowview Road on the left. Turn left onto Meadowview Road, and […].
   History.
   Notes.
   Names and dates on gravestones (complete as of 20 August 2015)

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Alden Hill Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. UTM: 19T 0400337, 4925765; Lat./Long.: N 44°28′42.0″ x W 70°15′11.5″
   Directions. Because the Canton end of Alden Hill Road is impassable by car, the cemetery must be approached from Jay. From the intersection of Route 140 and Routes 17/4 in Jay, travel east/south on Routes 17/4 less than 0.1 miles to the intersection on the right with an unsigned road. Turn onto this road and follow it, across the bridge and around a curve to the right, for 0.4–0.5 miles to the intersection on the left with Crash Road. Turn onto Crash Road and follow it for approximately .4 miles to the intersection on the right with Alden Hill Road. Drive 2.3–2.4 miles to the end of the passable portion of this road. If you do not notice that the Alden Hill Road bears to the left at this point, you will find yourself on a driveway leading to a garage with a gambrel roof. Park near the end of this driveway and walk up the Alden Hill Road. The cemetery is on the right in approximately 0.1 miles.
   History.
   Notes.
   Names and dates on gravestones (incomplete)

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Allen Hill Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. Along north side of discontinued portion of Thorne Mountain Road. UTM: 19T 0392554, 4924563; Lat./Long.: N 44°27′59.0″ x W 70°21′02.8″
   Directions. Access to this cemetery is across private property.
   History.
   Notes. The cemetery is bounded by a stone wall. The two gravestones are leaning against the back wall.
   Names and dates on gravestones (complete as of 6 August 2019)

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Ames Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. Along east side of Jewett Hill Road. UTM: 19T 0397597, 4922458; Lat./Long.: N 44°26′53.4″ x W 70°17′13.1″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel east on Route 108 for 1.1–1.2 miles to the intersection on the left with Campbell Road. Turn left onto Campbell Road and follow it to the end, 1.4–1.5 miles. Turn left onto Jewett Hill Road, and the cemetery is on the right in 1.2–1.3 miles.
   History.
   Notes. Concrete-filled iron pipes mark the four corners of this cemetery.
   Names and dates on gravestones (complete as of 5 May 2015)

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Canton Mountain Cemetery (cemetery in 2015)
   Location. Southeast of Rover Road. UTM: 19T 0396377, 4931776; Lat./Long.: N 44°31′54.7″ x W 70°18′15.0″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel north on Route 140 for 6.7–6.8 miles to the intersection on the left with Davenport Hill Road. Turn left onto Davenport Hill Road and follow it approximately 3.1 miles to its north end in a T-intersection with Morse Hill Road. Turn left onto Morse Hill Road and follow it for [distance to be added] miles to a four-way intersection, with Rover Road to the left. Turn left onto Rover Road and […].
   History. Research is needed to determine who may be buried in this cemetery. No stones are evident.
   Notes. Thank you to Nelson Coolidge for his help with this cemetery.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (no apparent gravestones)

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Coolidge Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. UTM: 19T 0401348, 4923852; Lat./Long.: N 44°27′40.5″ x W 70°14′24.4″
   Directions. From the intersection of Route 140 and Routes 17/4 in Jay, travel east/south on Routes 17/4 less than 0.1 miles to the intersection on the right with an unsigned road. Turn onto this road and follow it, across the bridge and around a curve to the right, for 0.4–0.5 miles to the intersection on the left with Crash Road. Turn onto Crash Road and follow it for {...} miles to the intersection on the right with Tessier Road. Turn right onto Tessier Road and follow it to its end at a private residence. Directions to the cemetery and permission to cross private property are then needed.
   History.
   Notes.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (incomplete?)

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Hillside Cemetery (sign, cemetery in 2011)
   Other name(s). Canton Point Cemetery (Oxford County Registry of Deeds book 2296, page 337)
   Location. UTM: 19T 0396585, 4925047; Lat./Long.: N 44°28′16.8″ x W 70°18′00.8″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel north on Route 140 approximately 2.4 miles to an intersection on the left with Canton Point Road. Turn left onto Canton Point Road, and the cemetery's access road, called Hillside Cemetery Drive, is on the right in just over 0.1 miles.
   History. From Oxford County Registry of Deeds Book 24, Page 215 (2 July 1824):
   Know all men by these presents: that I, Joseph Holland, of Canton in the County of Oxford and State of Maine, yeoman, in consideration of love and goodwill towards the Inhabitants of said town of Canton […] convey […] a certain piece of land off of my homestead farm, situate as follows: viz., beginning at a stake and stones N 12° W 131/3 rods from Benjamin Hinkley’s northeast corner in said Canton; then north 10 rods to a stake and stones; then west 12 rods to a stake and stones; then south 10 rods to a stake and stones; the east 12 rods to the bound first mentioned, containing 3/4 of an acre, provided said inhabitants shall enclose the same with a suitable fence.
   Notes.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (complete as of 16 August 2019)

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Ludden Cemetery (cemetery in 2016)
   Location. UTM: 19T 0394730, 4927279; Lat./Long.: N 44°29′28.1″ x W 70°19′26.3″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel north on Route 140 approximately 2.4 miles to an intersection on the left with Canton Point Road. Turn left onto Canton Point Road. A trail leading to the cemetery is on the right in approximately 2.3 miles. The trail will cross a brook, and the cemetery is on the left a short distance after the brook crossing.
   History.
   Notes. There appears to be no maintenance of this cemetery. A portion of the wrought iron fence is bent, and many stones are broken or laying on the ground. There are some large branches on the ground, and the leaves need to be raked.
   Names and dates on gravestones (incomplete)

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Meadowview Road Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Other name(s). Dunn Cemetery (Canton tax map R-4; Annual report of town for year ending 20 January 1960)
   Location. Along south side of Meadowview Road. UTM: 19T 0398229, 4924713; Lat./Long.: N 44°28′6.8″ x W 70°16′46.1″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel north on Route 140 for 1.1–1.2 miles to the intersection on the right with Laplant Road. Turn right onto Laplant Road and follow it for 0.5–0.6 miles to the intersection with Jewett Road on the right and Meadowview Road on the left. Turn left onto Meadowview Road, and the cemetery is on the right in approximately 1.5 miles.
   History.
   Notes.
   Names and dates on gravestones (incomplete)

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North Canton Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. East of Latham Road. UTM: 19T 0397310, 4932029; Lat./Long.: N 44°32′03.4″ x W 70°17′33.0″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel north on Route 140 for 6.7–6.8 miles to the intersection on the left with Davenport Hill Road. Turn left onto Davenport Hill Road and follow it approximately 3.1 miles to its north end in a T-intersection with Morse Hill Road. Turn left onto Morse Hill Road and travel 0.9–1.0 miles to the intersection on the left with Latham Road. Turn left onto Latham Road, and in 1.1–1.2 miles, the cemetery is approximately 125 feet off Latham Road to the right. The cemetery is off the gated portion of Latham Road and is accessible only by permission.
   History. Research is needed to determine who may be buried in this cemetery. No stones are evident.
   Notes. Thank you to Dana Morse for his help with this cemetery.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (no apparent gravestones)

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Pine Grove Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. Along east side of Route 108. UTM: 19T 0394944, 4924107; Lat./Long.: N 44°27′45.5″ x W 70°19′14.3″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel west on Route 108, and the cemetery is on the right in approximately 1.5 miles.
   History. Pine Grove Cemetery is composed of three parcels that were purchased over the course of nearly 75 years. The first purchase, of 2 acres (surveyed by William Thompson Esq.), from E. G. Harlow by the Pine Grove Cemetery Association is recorded in the Oxford County Registry of Deeds book 144, pages 320–321 (13 May 1858), and the property described as follows: Part of Range 5, Lot 21; 2 acres. Commencing on the easterly line of the county road leading from Canton Mills to Peru [now Route 108] at a stake and stones; then easterly at right angles with said road 16 rods to a stake and stones; then southerly on a parallel line with the line of said road 21 rods to a stake and stones; then westerly on a parallel with the northerly line aforesaid 16 rods to a stake and stones in the easterly line of said road; then northerly on the line of said road to the bound first named. Reserving the pine timber on said land to myself [E. G. Harlow] which I am to take off as soon as desired by said [Pine Grove Cemetery Association] corporation. I also covenant that neither myself, my heirs or assigns shall ever clear a strip of land on the south, east, and north sides of said 2-acre lot 4 rods wide, but am to have the right to take off any pine or hemlock lumber that may grow on said strip and any other wood which said corporation may wish removed, and said corporation is to have the privilege of making walks on said strips and otherwise clearing and ornamenting it.
   A subsequent 1-acre addition to the south end of the cemetery on 10 August 1882 is recorded in book 264, page 341 as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of the fence enclosing the [Pine Grove] cemetery; then easterly on the line of said fence 16 rods to the southeast [deed incorrectly reads southwest] corner of said cemetery lot; then southerly in a direct line with the fence on the east side of said cemetery 10 rods; then westerly on a parallel with the line first mentioned 16 rods to the line of the road; then northerly on the line of said road 10 rods to the bound first mentioned.
   The final (to date) parcel was added at the north end of the cemetery on 18 May 1931 (400:378). It was sold to the association by H. Frank Richardson and Charles W. Walker. The description is as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of lad now owned by Pine Grove Cemetery Association, Inc.; then northerly on the east side of the Federal Road leading from Canton to Peru, to a monument at the Herdsdale line, so-called; then easterly 269 feet by said Herdsdale line to an iron post; then southerly to the northeast corner of land of Pine Grove Cemetery Association, Inc.; then westerly by the said cemetery line to the bound first mentioned.
   Notes. Letter and number in braces following an entry indicate the section of the cemetery. The inscriptions on most stones are facing west. Therefore, around the middle of a sunny day provides the best contrast of letters/numbers for photography.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (incomplete)

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Simmons Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. North of Meadowview Road. UTM: 19T 0400137, 4923703; Lat./Long.: N 44°27′35.1″ x W 70°15′19.1″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel north on Route 140 for 1.1–1.2 miles to the intersection on the right with Laplant Road. Turn right onto Laplant Road and follow it for 0.5–0.6 miles to the intersection with Jewett Road on the right and Meadowview Road on the left. Turn left onto Meadowview Road, and […].
   History.
   Notes.
   Names and dates on gravestones (complete as of 20 August 2015)

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Staples Hill Cemetery (sign, cemetery in 2011)
   Other name(s). Buck Cemetery (Canton tax map U-2)
   Location. UTM: 19T 0395339, 4921353; Lat./Long.: N 44°26′16.4″ x W 70°18′54.5″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel east on Route 108 for less than 0.1 miles, to the intersection on the right with Staples Hill Road. Turn right onto Staples Hill Road and the cemetery is on the right in 0.1–0.2 miles.
   History.
   Notes.
   Names and dates on gravestones (incomplete)

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Whitney Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. Along south side of Canton Point Road. UTM: 19T 0395340, 4925630; Lat./Long.: N 44°28′35.0″ x W 70°18′57.6″
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 108 and 140, travel north on Route 140 for approximately 2.4 miles to the intersection on the left with Canton Point Road. Turn left onto Canton Point Road, and the cemetery is on the left in 1.1–1.2 miles.
   History.
   Notes.
   Names and dates on gravestones (complete as of 16 July 2015)

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