Canton Cemeteries
Oxford County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 400 - Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
info@vfthomas.com - 207-266-5748

(updated 13 August 2011)

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.

Thank you to Colby Davis of Canton for his help with the information on this web page.

The Maine Old Cemeteries Association (MOCA) website lists 11 of Canton's 15 cemeteries. It does not include the Allen Hill Cemetery, Canton Mountain Cemetery, Coolidge Cemetery, and North Canton Cemetery. Alden Hill Cemetery is called McCollister Cemetery by MOCA.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to info@vfthomas.com or mailed to "Canton Cemeteries; V. F. Thomas Co.; P. O. Box 400; Southwest Harbor, ME 04679".

A little work by each of us will save a lot of work for all of us.






Below is an alphabetical list of Canton's cemeteries. Click on any name, and you will be taken to an entry for that cemetery.

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. 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 .2–.3 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones (incomplete)

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Alden Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. North of Meadowview Road. 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 1.1–1.2 miles to the intersection on the right with Laplant Road. Turn onto Laplant Road and follow it .5–.6 miles to the intersection with Jewett Road on the right and Meadowview Road on the left. Turn left onto Meadowview Road, and [...].

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Alden Hill Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. 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 .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 .4–.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 .1 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones (incomplete)

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Allen Hill Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. 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.
   Names and dates on gravestones (complete as of 5 May 2011)

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Ames Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. 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 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.
   Names and dates on gravestones (complete as of 5 May 2011)

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Canton Mountain Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions.

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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 .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 .4–.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.

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Hillside Cemetery (sign, cemetery in 2011)
   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 .1 miles.

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Ludden Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   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.
   Names and dates on gravestones (incomplete)

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Meadowview Road Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   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 1.1–1.2 miles to the intersection on the right with Laplant Road. Turn onto Laplant Road and follow it .5–.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.
   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 {...} 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 .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.

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Pine Grove Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. 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 along the right side of Route 108 in approximately 1.5 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (incomplete)

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Simmons Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. North of Meadowview Road. 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 1.1–1.2 miles to the intersection on the right with Laplant Road. Turn onto Laplant Road and follow it .5–.6 miles to the intersection with Jewett Road on the right and Meadowview Road on the left. Turn left onto Meadowview Road, and [...].

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Staples Hill Cemetery (sign, cemetery in 2011)
   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 .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 .1–.2 miles.

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Whitney Cemetery (cemetery in 2011)
   Location. 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 approximately 2.4 miles to an 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.