Cemeteries of Southwest Harbor - Dolliver Family Burial Ground        
Dolliver Family Burial Ground
Southwest Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 12 March 2018)

Location: Seawall Campground (Acadia National Park). UTM: 19T 0555305, 4898898; Lat./Long.: N 44°14′28.4″ x W 68°18′26.6″

Directions: From the intersection of Routes 3 and 102/198 at the north end of Mount Desert Island, go straight ahead (south) onto Routes 102/198. In approximately 11.3–11.4 miles (about 0.8 miles of which are south of the blinking light in the village of Southwest Harbor), turn left onto Route 102A. The entrance to Seawall Campground is on the right in approximately 3.1–3.2 miles. Inquire at the ranger station for directions.

History: In a deed (Hancock County Registry of Deeds book 806, page 331; 21 November 1957) to John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Martha B. Rockefeller, Laura Haynes Dolliver reserved for herself and “her heirs and assigns, the right of access on foot in a reasonable location to the cemetery lot measuring about thirty feet by thirty five feet … for the purpose of maintaining said cemetery lot and the graves therein”. The Rockefellers, and later the United States, which obtained the land from them (819:486; 3 April 1958), promised that “there shall be no further burials made in said cemetery lot” and that they “will not destroy the graves nor remove the bodies in said cemetery lot, and … will take all reasonable steps to prevent vandalism”.

Notes: The cemetery is enclosed by a wire mesh fence with wood posts with an opening between one pair of adjacent posts. The grass is mowed.

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers: (complete as of 6 September 1999)
   Aggie S. (dau. of William [H.?]2 and [M?]…s3 [no stones]) - d. 17 June 1884 Æ 3 y., 5 m., 6 d.
   Edward “Uncle Ed” - d. [no date] Æ 79 y., 8 m.; (“California Pioneer”)
   Fanny [wife of John S.?]1 - d. 13 September 1875 Æ 73 y., […]1
   Hattie F. (dau. of William [H.?]2 and [M?]…s3 [no stones]) - d. 11 March 1860 Æ 1 y., 3 m., 15 d.
   John S. [husb. of Fanny?]1 - d. 22 January 1864 Æ 63 y., 9 m.

   1Fanny’s stone is broken.
   2Difficult to read.
   3Stone cracked and broken.

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