Burns-Richardson Burial Ground
Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 30 April 2011)

Location. Near Northwest Cove. UTM: 19T 0551198, 4915342; Lat./Long.: N 44°23′22.4″ x W 68°21′25.9″

Directions. From the intersection of Routes 3 and 102/198 at the north end of Mount Desert Island (just after you cross the bridge from Thompson Island), go straight ahead (south) onto Routes 102/198. In approximately 1.9 miles, turn right onto Indian Point Road. Follow Indian Point Road for 1.2–1.3 miles to the intersection on the right with Fire Road #817. Turn right onto Fire Road #817, and in approximately 0.1 miles (just after the third telephone pole [the second pole on the right]), walk to your left into the woods. The burial ground is about 100 feet from the fire road.


Notes: This Burial Ground is in very poor condition. It is completely overgrown and difficult to locate. In addition to the engraved stones are several natural stones, presumably also marking graves. A newly (1999) blazed/flagged boundary runs along the edge of the Burial Ground nearest Indian Point Road.

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers: (complete as of 30 April 2011)
   George W. - d. 29 August 1887 Æ 22 y., 8 m., 29 d.
BURNS (see Burns genealogy)
   Emma F. (dau. of William [no stone] and Martha) - d. 22 October 18[...]1 Æ 9 m.
   Fostina F. (dau. of William [no stone] and Martha) - d. 28 February 1864 Æ 12 y., 1 m.
   Martha (wife of William [no stone]) - d. 13 August 1880 Æ 64 y., 3 m., 14 d.
   Walter N. (son of William [no stone] and Martha) - d. 15 January 1858 Æ 13 y., 5 m.
   Sophronia W. (wife of [...]3) - d. [4 or [...]4?]3 August 1859 Æ [2?]32 y.
   Hannah R. (wife of Francis S. [no stone]) - d. 3 June 1848 Æ 30 y., 10 m.
   Susan E. (dau. of Francis S. [no stone] and Hannah R.) - d. 15 November 1847 Æ 2 y., 5 m.

   1Stone blank.
   2Footstone of Sophronia W. reads “S. W. O.”.
   3Stone broken.

Images and information (including corrections) should be sent to info@vfthomas.com or mailed to “Bar Harbor Cemeteries” at the address at the top of this page.