Dedication at Maplewood Cem. on June 8th

maplewoodMaplewood Cemetery in the Town of Henrietta is having a dedication of new lots on June 8th at 10 a.m. Maplewood is the only active cemetery in the Town of Henrietta and has been running out of space for new burials. The cemetery has been working on adding spaces since 2006. The new lots will add 900 burial spaces. It is the first expansion in over a 100 years.

Maplewood Cemetery located at 150 Middle Road dates back to as early as 1821. An old listing of tombstones compiled in 1931 says that there was a tombstone for Elizabeth Shattuck dated 1811 but subsequent tombstone listings have failed to find that tombstone. There are 3 Revolutionary War veterans buried in the cemetery as well as veterans from every major war since then.

The cemetery was operated as a local burial site until 1896 when the Maplewood Cemetery Association was formally organized. The Association operates as a not-for-profit organization today. The Association has their own website which includes all known burials by name and also by lot number. They also have a photos of most of the tombstones.