Vandalism at burial grounds, large or small, is punishable by law. The burial grounds listed in this website are registered with the state with GPS locations. Please protect grave sites on your property. Please report any violations that you might see to the Westport Board of Selectmen. Note that descendants of the interred have the right to visit the burial ground. Thank you.
Gravestone cleaning project
We have an ongoing gravestone cleaning project in Westport - weather permitting.
For more details visit gravestone cleaning project 2020
Also, join our Facebook Gravestone Cleaning Group
The navigation box-links above provide access to available cemetery and interred data.
- "Cemeteries" - provides information about public and private cemeteries and burial grounds, such as the name, MHC registration number, location and access information. The amount of information for private cemeteries varies according to its availability - but may include the number of gravestones, most recent and earliest dates of death, a photograph, GPS readings, Google map, burial ground sketch map, and complete list of known interred, plus much more. There are 3 public cemeteries. Interactive maps are included for two of them: Linden Grove and Maple Grove. An indicative map is provided for Beech Grove public cemetery with a separate detailed Veteran Lots map.
- "Interred" - provides information about interred individuals. For private cemeteries, it includes, when known, the name, birth and death dates, age, gender, veteran status, name of cemetery, relatives, and detailed information about the stones, inscriptions and some genealogical information. For public cemeteries, a photo of each stone where available is included. Beech Grove Cemetery has two special sections: Veterans lot - which can be accessed by writing "veteran lots" under the box called "section"; and an indigent burial site which can be accessed by writing "potters field" into the box called "Plot." Please check back periodically.
- "Background" - explains the project and the people who made it happen.
- "Information" - provides the GR number identified from the publication "Westport Vital Records to 1850", other pertinent miscellaneous information. If you wish to add more information, please contact us.
This website is administered by the Cemetery Identification Group (CIG) under the auspices of the Westport Historical Commission and the Westport Cemetery Department and is listed in the Town of Westport website. The website is being updated as new information becomes available. The Westport Cemetery Department should be contacted for official matters.
We have provided interactive maps for LINDEN GROVE
AND MAPLE GROVE
. We have provided an indicative map for BEECH GROVE
To contact an administrator, correct or add additional data, to report other cemeteries, or for any other purpose, please utilize our Contact Form
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