Markers, Monuments, and Memorials of Mount Desert Island

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 84 - Hulls Cove, Maine  04644

(updated 8 October 2023)

Welcome to the Mount Desert Island Markers. Monuments, and Memorials website

The long-term goal of this website is to have a record (an and perhaps an image) of every outdoor marker, monument, and memorial on Mount Desert Island. Gravestones can be accessed from

You can help by sending images, along with GPS coordinates and directions by e-mail to or by traditional mail to 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.

The “assurance” that some people have for immortality is the third step in the (long) transition from “there ought to be” (immortality) to “there must be” to “there is”. However, in the (likely) case that there is no such thing, as well as for a plethora of other reasons, humans create a “temporary immortality” for themselves and others by producing markers, monuments, and memorials that will last “forever” (that is, longer than any one person’s lifespan).

Below is an alphabetical list of Mount Desert Island’s towns. Click on a town name and you will be taken to a list of the markers, monuments, and memorials in that town.

Bar Harbor
Mount Desert
Southwest Harbor