TURKEY HILL CEMETERY - MERRIMACK, NH
Corner of Turkey Hill Road
& Meetinghouse Road
For a listing of tombstone
inscriptions in other cemeteries in Merrimack,
see the CEMETERIES
"History of Merrimack NH," 1978 Merrimack Historical Society, Higginson
Book Company states: "In 1754 when the meeting was held to raise money
for a mettinghouse, the townspeople provided enough land for a training field
and a burying place."
The first burying ground mentioned in town records is that of the meetinghouse,
located on Meetinghouse Road near where it joins Turkey Hill Road. It is now known
as Turkey Hill Cemetery.
Turkey Hill Cemetery is the first one mentioned in town records, Thornton Cemetery
has the oldest date on a gravestone. Both cemeteries have large spaces which show
signs of graves with no markers. There are many stones which have fallen or broken
and have been left for nature to cover over the years. The oldest known grave
in Turkey Hill Cemetery is that of Hugh McInnes who died November 18, 1771. Some
burials were still occurring in Turkey Hill Cemetery until 1987 (although it was
rare after 1950).
INSCRIPTIONS & PHOTOGRAPHS IN TURKEY HILL CEMETERY
first, view the list of tombstone inscriptions in the link directly below (PDF
file); match up the inscription with the photograph of the tombstone. This should
be done because the inscription list will have more detail, while the photograph
link has only brief information. Please do not request additional photographs.
If you do not see your ancestor/relative here, check the transcription list FIRST,
and if it appears there, then other photographs to see if your ancestor's stone
is in the background. Some of the stones were missing, broken, or illegible. The
photographs may not be of ALL the tombstones (it is possible that I missed a few).
Hill Cemetery (tombstone inscription list) aka Meeting House Cemetery
in south Merrimack (PDF file - 19 pages, so be patient while this loads)
Turkey Hill Cemetery location is: Latitude: 425130N;
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Hill Cemetery (Tombstone Photos)
Taken July 2005
Family - including Ruth wife of Samuel & Lephe, dau of Dea. Samuel &
Abigail, wife of Oliver; Oliver; Sarah dau of Samuel & Sarah||(Behind)
Samuel; Sarah wife of Samuel||SPAULDING,
Ephraim; Naby dau of Mr. Oliver & Abigail||SPAULDING,
photographs of Turkey Hill Cemetery, taken by Marc Nozell, can
on this FLICKR page. It is worth looking at, in case I missed
and Genealogy of Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
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