Durham Cemeteries
Androscoggin County, Maine

a service of

V. F. Thomas Co. - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine 04221
info@vfthomas.com - 207-266-5748

(updated 22 April 2016)

Welcome to the Durham 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.

Maine State Routes 9 and 136 pass through Durham. They meet, run together for a distance, and then diverge. Directions to some cemeteries start from the northern intersection of these two routes, and directions to other cemeteries start from their southern intersection (near the Durham Eureka Community Center).

The names of the 25 cemeteries below are from a hand-marked town map provided by the Durham town office.

Other burial places: Everett S. Stackpole, in History of Durham, Maine (1899), reported (p. 13) that the “burial place of Major Charles Gerrish was near the first house. No trace of it can now be seen, since the ground has been plowed over.” This first house “stood on the hillside east of the old, two-story, unpainted house that succeeded it”. This succeeding house was on the 200-acre parcel of “Capt. Gerrish” on the 1760 Noyes plan and was still standing when Stackpole wrote the book.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to info@vfthomas.com or mailed to “Durham Cemeteries c/o V. F. Thomas Co.; 183 Pleasant St., Apt. 1; Canton, ME  04221”.

A little work by each of us will save a lot of work for all of us.
   Thank you to Beverly Koenig, Ron Parker, and Shannon R. Plourde for their help with this page.







Below are the names of Durham's cemeteries. Click on any name and you will be taken to an entry for that cemetery.

Bradbury Cemetery
Carll Cemetery
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Collins Infant Grave
Fairfield Cemetery
Gerrish Cemetery
Gerrish Family Cemetery
Harmony Grove Cemetery
Highland Cemetery
Knight-Snow Burial Ground
Littlefield Cemetery
Old Town Cemetery
Osgood Cemetery
Parker Cemetery
Parker-Merrill Cemetery
Pleasant View Cemetery
Quaker Cemetery
Roberts Cemetery
Ruby Cemetery
Sawyer Cemetery
Shiloh Cemetery
Strout Cemetery
Sylvester Cemetery
Vining Cemetery
Waterhouse Cemetery


Bradbury Cemetery (sign and cemetery in 2012)
   Location. Along west side of Stackpole Road. UTM: 19T 0404092, 4869369; Lat./Long.: N 43°58′16.3″ x W 70°11′44.4″
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel north on Route 136 for 0.4–0.5 miles to the intersection on the left with Davis Road. Turn left onto Davis Road and follow it approximately 1.5 miles to the intersection on the right with Bowie Hill Road. Turn right onto Bowie Hill Road and follow it 1.9–2.0 miles to the intersection with Stackpole Road. Turn left onto Stackpole Road, and the cemetery is on the right in 0.9–1.0 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (complete as of 24 July 2015, but see cemetery data for notes)

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Carll Cemetery (cemetery in 2015)
   Location. West of Royalsborough Road (Route 126). UTM: 19T 0409972, 4867149; Lat./Long.: N 43°57′07.0″ x W 70°07′19.2″
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel south on Route 136 for approximately 1.6 miles to the intersection on the right with a private drive. Turn right onto this drive, and the cemetery is on the right in less than 0.1 miles.

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Cedar Grove Cemetery (cemetery in 2012)
   Location. Along west side of Route 9. UTM: 19T 0407335, 4865547; Lat./Long.: N 43°56′13.9″ x W 70°09′16.5″
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel west on Route 9, and the cemetery is along the right side of the road in approximately 3.1 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (incomplete)

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Collins Infant Grave
   Location. North of Collins Way.
   Directions.

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Fairfield Cemetery (sign)
   Location. Along north side of Swamp Road. UTM: 19T 0414075, 4869007; Lat./Long.: N 43°58′09.0″ x W 70°04′16.2″
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel east on Route 9. In 1.2-1.3 miles, there is a 4-way intersection where Route 9 makes a sharp bend to the left and the Swamp Road is straight ahead. Follow the Swamp Road 1.8-1.9 miles to the cemetery on a hill along the left side of the road.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (complete as of 14 October 2004)

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Gerrish Cemetery (cemetery in 2012)
   Location. Along west side of Gerrish Lane. UTM: 19T 0411275, 4864731; Lat./Long.: N 43°55′49.3″ x W 70°06′19.3″
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel south on Route 136 for 3.2–3.3 miles to the intersection on the left with Reed Road. Turn left onto Reed Road and follow it for 0.2–0.3 miles to the intersection on the left with Gerrish Lane (a dirt road). Turn left onto Gerrish Lane, and the cemetery is along the left side of the road is just under 0.1 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (complete as of 30 July 2015)

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Gerrish Family Cemetery (sign and cemetery in 2012)
   Location. Set back from the south side of Emerson Road. UTM: 19T 0409993, 4868114; Lat./Long.: N 43°57′38.3″ x W 70°07′18.8″
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel south on Route 136 approximately 1.0 mile to the intersection on the left with Emerson Road, a dirt road. Emerson Road is immediately after Old Town Cemetery. Turn left onto the dirt road and in approximately 0.1 miles, there is a wide path on the right that leads approximately 100 feet to the cemetery.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (incomplete)

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Harmony Grove Cemetery (sign)
   Location. Along west side of Davis Road. UTM: 19T 0406958, 4867791; Lat./Long.: N 43°57′26.5″ x W 70°09′34.8″
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel north on Route 136 .4–.5 miles to the intersection on the left with Davis Road. Turn left onto Davis Road, and the cemetery is on the right in 2.2–2.3 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (incomplete)

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Highland Cemetery (cemetery in 2004)
   Location. Along southwest side of Route 136. UTM: 19T 0410220, 4862482; Lat./Long.: N 43°54′35.9″ x W 70°07′05.2″
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel south on Route 136, and the cemetery is along the right side of the road in 4.8–4.9 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (incomplete)

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Knight-Snow Burial Ground
   Location. Behind a house on the north side of Old Brunswick Road.
   Directions.

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Littlefield Cemetery (cemetery in 2004)
   Location. Along north side of Brickyard Hill Road. UTM: 19T 0414559, 4871231; Lat./Long.: N 43°59′21.3″ x W 70°03′55.8″
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel east on Route 9 3.1–3.2 miles to the intersection on the right with Brickyard Hill Road. (Be careful of a sharp left-hand bend in Route 9 in 1.2–1.3 miles.) Turn right onto Brickyard Hill Road, and the cemetery is on the left in approximately 0.4 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (incomplete)

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Old Town Cemetery (sign)
   Location. Set back from the east side of Route 136. UTM: 19T 0409879, 4868218; Lat./Long.: N 43°57′41.6″ x W 70°07′24.0″
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel south on Route 136, and the cemetery is along the left side of the road in 0.9–1.0 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (complete as of 24 July 2015)

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Osgood Cemetery
   Location. Along west side of Ross Road.
   Directions.

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Parker Cemetery (sign and cemetery 2012)
   Location. Set back from north side of Bowie Hill Road. UTM: 19T 0405626, 4870309; Lat./Long.: N 43°58′47.5″ x W 70°10′36.2″
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel north on Route 136 for 0.4-0.5 miles to the intersection on the left with Davis Road. Turn left onto Davis Road and follow it for approximately 1.5 miles to the intersection on the right with Bowie Hill Road. Turn right onto Bowie Hill Road, and the cemetery sets back from the road (but cannot be seen from the road) on the right in 1.6–1.7 miles. Access to the cemetery is across private land.

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Parker-Merrill Cemetery (sign and cemetery 2015)
   Location. South of Swamp Road. UTM: 19T 0412182, 4869296; Lat./Long.: N 43°58′17.6″ x W 70°05′41.3″
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel east on Route 9 for 1.3–1.4 miles to the intersection with Swamp Road. At this point, Route 9 makes a right-angled turn to the left, and Swamp Road is straight ahead. Follow Swamp Road for approximately 0.9 miles to a driveway on the right (207 Swamp Road) and inquire for further directions.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (complete as of 30 July 2015)

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Pleasant View Cemetery (sign and cemetery 2012)
   Location. Along the north side of Shiloh Road and the east side of Beulah Lane. UTM: 19T 0415865, 4869946; Lat./Long.: N 43°58′40.2″ x W 70°02′56.4″
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel east on Route 9 3.7–3.8 miles to a stop sign at the intersection with Route 125. (Be careful of a sharp left-hand bend in Route 9 in 1.2–1.3 miles.) Travel south (straight) on Route 125 approximately 1.0 mile to a 4-way intersection, with Shiloh Road at the left. Turn left onto Shiloh Road, and the cemetery is on the left in 0.5–0.6 miles.

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Quaker Cemetery (cemetery in 2012)
   Location. Set back from south side of Old Brunswick Road. UTM: 19T 0413884, 4865857; Lat./Long.: N 43°56′26.9″ x W 70°04′22.9″
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel south on Route 136 for 0.4–0.5 miles to the intersection on the left with Old Brunswick Road. Follow Old Brunswick Road 3.0–3.1 miles to its intersection with Route 125; a stop sign is along the road in 2.0–2.1 miles. Continue through the intersection, and the cemetery is set back from the road on the right in less than 0.1 miles. Access to this cemetery is via a driveway and then a mowed area.

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Roberts Cemetery (sign and cemetery 2012)
   Location. Along west side of Rout 136. UTM: 19T 0410707, 4864668; Lat./Long.: N 43°55′47.0″ x W 70°06′44.7″
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel south on Route 136, and the cemetery is along the right side of the road in 3.3–3.4 miles.

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Ruby Cemetery
   Location. Southwest of Auburn Road.
   Directions.

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Sawyer Cemetery (sign and cemetery in 2012)
   Location. Along east side of Route 136. UTM: 19T 0409870, 4869464; Lat./Long.: N 43°58′22.0″ x W 70°07′25.2″
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel south on Route 136, and the cemetery is along the left side of the road in 0.1–0.2 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (incomplete)

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Shiloh Cemetery (cemetery in 2015)
   Location. East of Holland Road. UTM: 19T 0416384, 4869897; Lat./Long.: N 43°58′38.8″ x W 70°02′33.1″
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel east on Route 9 3.7–3.8 miles to a stop sign at the intersection with Route 125. (Be careful of a sharp left-hand bend in Route 9 in 1.2–1.3 miles.) Travel south (straight) on Route 125 approximately 1.0 mile to a 4-way intersection, with Shiloh Road at the left. Turn left onto Shiloh Road and follow it for 0.7–0.8 miles to the intersection on the left with Holland Road. Turn left onto Holland Road, and the mostly grass-covered access road for the cemetery is on the right in less than 0.1 miles. The access road is 0.1–0.2 miles long.

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Strout Cemetery (sign and cemetery in 2012)
   Location. Along west side of Route 9. UTM: 19T 0409418, 4869252; Lat./Long.: N 43°58′15.0″ x W 70°07′45.3″
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel west on Route 9, and the cemetery is along the right side of the road in approximately 0.4 miles.

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Sylvester Cemetery (sign and cemetery in 2012)
   Location. Along southwest side of Route 136. UTM: 19T 0410244, 4866171; Lat./Long.: N 43°56′35.5″ x W 70°07′06.4″
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel south on Route 136, and the cemetery is on the right side of the road in 2.2–2.3 miles, just beyond the power lines.

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Vining Cemetery (cemetery in 2004)
   Location. Along west side of Route 9. UTM: 19T 0411860, 4870897; Lat./Long.: N 43°59′09.3″ x W 70°05′56.7″
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel east on Route 9, and the cemetery is on the left in 1.5–1.6 miles. (Be careful of a sharp left-hand bend in Route 9 in 1.2–1.3 miles.)
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (complete as of 2 October 2008)

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Waterhouse Cemetery (cemetery in 2004)
   Location. Along northeast side of Auburn Road. UTM: 19T 0402930, 4869696; Lat./Long.: N 43°58′26.4″ x W 70°12′36.7″
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 9 and 136, travel north on Route 136 0.4–0.5 miles to the intersection on the left with Davis Road. Turn left onto Davis Road and follow it approximately 1.5 miles to the intersection on the right with Bowie Hill Road. Turn right onto Bowie Hill Road and follow it 1.9–2.0 miles to a T-intersection with Stackpole Road. Turn left onto Stackpole Road and follow it approximately 1.6 miles to a T-intersection, with Auburn Road at the right. Turn right onto Auburn Road, and the cemetery is on the right in approximately 0.7 miles.
   Names and dates on gravestones and other markers (complete as of 3 July 2005)