|Nobleboro has at least 84 burial grounds, most of them family plots set aside for this purpose by the early
settlers. The Vital Records for Old Bristol and Nobleboro, compiled by Christine Houston Dodge and
published in 1951, identified 65 burial grounds in Nobleboro, but since then 19 others were discovered and
noted by Nobleboro Historian Dr. George F. Dow.
On behalf of the Nobleboro Historical Society, Dr. Dow prepared a binder documenting the cemeteries.
Each cemetery has a page on which there is a photograph of the burial ground along with notes about who
is buried there. The Historical Society has indexed the cemeteries with their locations and date of
establishment (if known).
Dr. Dow also prepared a map that shows the burial sites. This map included the 4 one-quarter acre plots
accepted by the town fathers at their 1790 town meeting for use by those who did not have family burial
grounds. This map was updated by the Nobleboro Cemetery Committee in 2009. These maps are available
at the Historical Society.
|The Nobleboro Cemetery
Committee continues to update
cemetery information in order
to develop a 5-year plan or
restoration and maintenance of
the cemeteries and headstones.
The weekly newspaper The
Lincoln County News publishes
a feature column by committee
chair, Laurie McBurnie “The
Cemeteries of Nobleboro”
compiled primarily from the
material researched by Dr.
Many of our local residents and
organizations have committed
to caring for a cemetery. Their
efforts help preserve a part of
Nobleboro’s rich history. There
continues to be a need for this
care; so whatever time you may
have, we can find a cemetery
Nobleboro Cemetery Map
Nobleboro Cemetery Index,
Directions & GPS
Elizabeth Coatsworth’s Poem
"The Cemeteries of
|For more information or to ask questions, please contact
Mary Sheldon, President, 207-563-5376
Address of Nobleboro Historical Society
P.O. Box 122, Nobleboro, ME 04555
To join the Nobleboro Cemetery Committee, please contact
Laurie McBurnie, Chair, 207-563-5347