Cemeteries of Bar Harbor - Otter Creek Road Burial Ground        
Otter Creek Road Burial Ground
Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 1 December 2010)





Location: Behind 170 Otter Creek Road. UTM: 19T 0563120, 4908715; Lat./Long.: N 44°19′44.2″ x W 68°12′30.0″

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), bear left on Route 3. Travel on Route 3 for approximately 10.1 miles to a stop sign at the intersection on the left with Mount Desert Street. Turn left onto Mount Desert Street (Route 3) and continue 0.4–0.5 miles to another stop sign. Turn right at this stop sign, still following Route 3, and the cemetery is on the right behind 170 Otter Creek Road.

History:

Notes: Three gravestones (two of them visible in the image below left), a footstone, and a base (or pedestal?) of a gravestone were located on 24 April 2010 (image below left). The base (pedestal?) is just to the upper left of Katie's stone. Note the two holes to accommodate the iron rods. Due to discarded construction debris covering the area, other stones, pedestals, or bases that might have been in the burial ground would not have been seen. By 30 November 2010 the construction debris had been removed, and also the base (or pedestal?) that was present in April was gone (image further below or below right, depending on your monitor width).
 

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers. (complete as of 1 December 2010)
SMALLIDGE
     Hannah (wife of Timothy [no stone1]) - d. 11 January 1863 Æ 73 y., 7 m., 6 d. (gravestone - April 2010; gravestone - November 2010)
WILSON
     Bertie (son of George and Katie [no stones]) - d. 28 October 1869 Æ 2 y., 3 m., 8 d. (gravestone (surname side) - April 2010; gravestone (given name side) and footstone - November 2010)
[...]
     Katie (dau. of [...]2 and Jeneva [sic] [no stones]) - d. 18 August [...]2 Æ 5 m., [...]2 (gravestone - April 2010)

Notes:
   1A stone for Hannah (SAVAGE; wife of Timothy Smallidge 2nd in the Forest Hill Cemetery in the town of Mount Desert says she is buried in Otter Creek. This Otter Creek Road Burial Ground is the location.
   2Stone worn, cracked, and/or broken.



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