Bowdoin Cemeteries
Sagadahoc County, Maine

a service of

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

(updated 18 September 2016)

Welcome to the Bowdoin 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.

Route 125 intersects with Route 201 in two places, approximately 0.1 miles apart. Note whether the directions below are from the northern intersection of these two routes or from the southern intersection. Note also that Route 125 is a north-south route even though it crosses Route 201 in an east-west direction. Specifically, when facing north at the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, turning left onto Route 125 is to travel south on Route 125.

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

A little work by each of us will save a lot of work for all of us.
   Thank you to Kassandra Rolling, Robert T. Rolling, James Conway, and Tim Vaughn for their help with this web page.






Adams Cemetery
Allen Family Cemetery
Bickford Burial Ground
Bradford Haskell Cemetery
Brown Cemetery
Bubier-Cripps Cemetery
Buker Cemetery
Buker Allen Cemetery
Campbell Cemetery
Carr Cemetery
Cornish or Gully Woods Cemetery
Day Burial Lot
Elliott Cemetery
Emery Purinton Farm Cemetery
Ephraim Small Cemetery
Foster Burial Lot
Gowell Burial Ground
Gowell Cemetery
Grover Cemetery - 1
Grover Cemetery - 2
Hix Small Cemetery
Humphrey Purinton Burial Lot
Jack Cemetery
Jacques Cemetery
Jones Cemetery
Leonard Family Cemetery
Lewis Cemetery
Millay Cemetery (= Starbird Cemetery)
Nelson Family Lot
Niles Cemetery
North Cemetery
Rogers Family Cemetery
Skelton Family Cemetery
South Cemetery
Small Cemetery
Temple-Randall Cemetery
Thomas Skelton Family Cemetery
Thompson Cemetery
Town Grant Cemetery
Ward Cemetery
West Bowdoin Cemetery
Wheeler Family Cemetery
White Cemetery
Williams Family Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery


Adams Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for _________ miles to

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Allen Family Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for _________ miles to

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Bickford Burial Ground
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125, and the cemetery is on the right in 0.6 miles. {confirm}

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Bradford Haskell Cemetery
   Location. {unknown}
   Directions.

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Brown Cemetery (cemetery in 2004)
   Location. Set back from west side of Lewis Hill Road.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 0.3–0.4 miles to the intersection on the right with Lewis Hill Road. Turn right onto Lewis Hill Road, and follow it for _________ miles to the entrance/exit of a gravel pit on the left. Walking into the gravel pit, the cemetery is on the right on high ground.

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Bubier-Cripps Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 2.9–3.0 miles to the intersection on the right with Litchfield Road. Turn right onto Litchfield Road, and follow it for approximately 4.4 miles to the intersection on the left with {Hyde?} Road. Turn left onto {Hyde?} Road, and the cemetery is on the right in _________ miles.

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Buker Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for _________ miles to the intersection on the left with Adams Road. Turn left onto Adams Road and

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Buker Allen Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 0.3–0.4 miles to the intersection on the right with Lewis Hill Road. Turn right onto Lewis Hill Road and follow it for 4.1 miles to the intersection on the right with a dirt drive,

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Campbell Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for _________ miles to the intersection on the left with Adams Road. Turn left onto Adams Road and follow it for approximately 0.2 miles to the intersection on the left with

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Carr Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for 2.2 miles to the intersection on the right with Millay Road. Turn right onto Millay Road, and the cemetery is on the right in approximately 0.6 miles.

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Cornish or Gully Woods Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for _________ miles to the driveway on the left just beyond the former Bowdoin Central School. Turn left into this driveway, and the cemetery is on the right at the top of the hill just before a house.

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Day Burial Lot
   Location. {unknown}
   Directions.

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Elliott Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 201 and 125, travel north on Route 201 approximately 0.7 miles to the intersection on the left with Coombs Road. Turn left onto Coombs Road and the cemetery is on the right (just beyond a church) in 0.2–0.3 miles.

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Emery Purinton Farm Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for _________ miles to the intersection on the left with Adams Road. Turn left onto Adams Road, and

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Ephraim Small Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for 1.3 miles to the intersection on the right with a road just before the Adams Homestead. Turn right onto this road, and

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Foster Burial Lot
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 0.3–0.4 miles to the intersection on the right with Lewis Hill Road. Turn right onto Lewis Hill Road, and the cemetery is on the {?} behind the Harlan Hatch home in 0.5 miles.

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Gowell Burial Ground
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for 1.6 miles to the intersection with Route 138. The cemetery is just beyond this intersection on the left behind the second house.

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Gowell Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 201 and 125, travel south on Route 201 approximately 1.7 miles to its intersection on the right with Doughty Road. Turn right onto Doughty Road and then turn right into the trailer park. The graves are at the edge of the lawn behind the second trailer on the right.

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Grover Cemetery - 1
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 2.9–3.0 miles to the intersection on the right with Litchfield Road. Turn right onto Litchfield Road, and the cemetery is on the right behind a large cape style house in 2.6 miles.

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Grover Cemetery - 2
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 2.9–3.0 miles to the intersection on the right with Litchfield Road. Turn right onto Litchfield Road and follow it for 3.2 miles to an intersection on the left (after Caesar's Pond). Turn left onto this road, and the cemetery is on the left across from a brick house.

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Hix Small Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 0.3–0.4 miles to the intersection on the right with Lewis Hill Road. Turn right onto Lewis Hill Road and follow it for 1.9 miles to the intersection on the left with {?} Road. Turn left onto this road, and

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Humphrey Purinton Burial Lot
   Location. Along west side of Lewis Hill Road.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 0.3–0.4 miles to the intersection on the right with Lewis Hill Road. Turn right onto Lewis Hill Road, and the cemetery is on the left in 3.1–3.2 miles.

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Jack Cemetery
   Location. {unknown}
   Directions.

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Jacques Cemetery
   Location. East side of Route 201, just north of intersection with West McIver Road
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 201 for _________ miles to the intersection on the {?} with McIver Road. The cemetery is on the left in

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Jones Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 2.9–3.0 miles to the intersection on the right with Litchfield Road. Turn right onto Litchfield Road and follow it for 5.7 miles to a driveway on the left. Turn left into this driveway, and the cemetery is on the right in 300 feet.

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Leonard Family Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the {?} intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel {?} on {?} for _________ miles to the intersection on the {?} with Meadow Road. Turn {?} onto Meadow Road and follow it 0.5 miles to the intersection on the left with a dirt road. Turn left onto this road, and

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Lewis Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for approximately 0.5 miles, and the cemetery is on the right {almost across from a house}.

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Millay Cemetery (called Starbird Cemetery on some topographic maps)
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for approximately 3.2 miles to the intersection on the right with Blanchard Cross Road. Turn right onto the Blanchard Cross Road, and the cemetery is on the left in approximately 0.3 miles.

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Nelson Family Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for 1.9 miles to the intersection on the right with

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Niles Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for _________ miles to the intersection on the left with Adams Road. Turn left onto Adams Road and

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North Cemetery
   Location. west side of Litchfield Road north of Litchfield Road-Dead River Road intersection and south of Litchfield Road-Wood Schoolhouse Road intersection
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 2.9–3.0 miles to the intersection on the right with Litchfield Road. Turn right onto Litchfield Road, and the cemetery is on the left in _________ miles.

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Rogers Family Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201, and the cemetery is behind the Rogers Homestead on the right in 0.1 miles.

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Skelton Family Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel {?} {more or less near Stoddard's Pond}

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South Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the {?} intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel {?} on {?} for _________ miles to the intersection on the {?} with Meadow Road. Turn {?} onto Meadow Road, and

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Small Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 2.9–3.0 miles to the intersection on the right with Litchfield Road. Turn right onto Litchfield Road, and the cemetery is on the left in 1.6 miles {next to the site of the Bowdoin Town House which, before it burned, overlooked Caesar's Pond.

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Temple-Randall Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201, and the cemetery is on the right on a hill in the woods in _________ miles {on the Bowdoin-Bowdoinham town line}.

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Thomas Skelton Family Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 201, and the cemetery is on the left in 0.3 miles {near a trailer}.

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Thompson Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the southern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 201 for 1.7 miles to the intersection on the right with Doughty Road. Turn right onto Doughty Road, and the cemetery is immediately on the left.

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Town Grant Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 0.3–0.4 miles to the intersection on the right with Lewis Hill Road. Turn right onto Lewis Hill Road and follow it for _________ miles to the intersection not the right with {?} Road. Turn right onto {?} Road, and

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Ward Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for _________ miles to the intersection with Route 197. Turn left onto Route 197 and follow it for _________ miles to the intersection with Dead River Road. Turn onto Dead River Road and follow it for _________ miles to the intersection on the left with Ward Road. Turn left onto Ward Road and follow it for approximately 2.5 miles to a difficult-to-find stone wall on the left, the stone wall running perpendicular to Ward Road. Follow the stone wall for 0.25 miles to the cemetery.

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West Bowdoin Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 3.7–3.8 miles to the intersection on the right with Store Road. Turn right onto Store Road and follow it for approximately 0.7 miles to the intersection on the right with West Road. Turn right onto West Road, and the cemetery is on the left in approximately 0.2 miles.

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Wheeler Family Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 3.7–3.8 miles to the intersection on the right with Store Road. Turn right onto Store Road and follow it for approximately 0.7 miles to the intersection on the right with West Road. Turn right onto West Road and follow it for approximately 2.9 miles to the intersection on the right with the Wheeler Homestead driveway. Turn right into the driveway, and the cemetery is “on a rise of land between the Wheeler Homestead and a second Wheeler home”.

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White Cemetery (cemetery in 2016)
   Location. In woods west of West Road. UTM: 19T 0419562, 4885268; Lat./Long.: N 44°06′58.3″ x W 70°00′18.9″
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 3.7–3.8 miles to the intersection on the right with Store Road. Turn right onto Store Road and follow it for approximately 0.7 miles to the intersection on the right with West Road. Turn right onto West Road, and the cemetery is well into the woods on the left in approximately 5.2 miles.

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Williams Family Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel north on Route 201 for _________ miles to the intersection on the left with Adams Road. Turn left onto Adams Road, and the cemetery is on the right behind a house in _________ miles.

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Woodlawn Cemetery
   Location.
   Directions. From the northern intersection of Routes 125 and 201, travel south on Route 125 for 3.7–3.8 miles to the intersection on the right with Store Road. Turn right onto Store Road and follow it for approximately 0.7 miles to the intersection on the right with West Road. Turn right onto West Road, and the cemetery is on the left in 1.1–1.2 miles.