Though some twenty-three cemeteries are listed here, only a handful are still in use: French, Hills, Center Lincolnville Burial Ground, Maplewood, Union, Hillside, and Youngtown. We are making an effort to keep these listings up-to-date as current burials occur. The rest are either abandoned, single gravesites or private, family plots. Each active cemetery is maintained by its own association; none are town-owned. Thanks to the efforts of the town's Cemetery Trustees, and particularly Cecil, Chris and Craig Dennison, most of Lincolnville's once abandoned graveyards have been cleaned of brush and weeds, their stones repaired, set upright, and cleaned.
Accurate cemetery lists are difficult to create. Often written records don't exist, or they're incomplete. Most of the lists are painstakingly compiled by going stone to stone and copying off the information found there. The original cemetery lists on this site were created by Isabel Morse Maresh, partly by using the information Leslie "Cappy" Hall provided in Lincolnville, As We Remember. Building on this effort, in 2001 Doug Warren began adding burials from 1977 to 2008 and by adding Lincolnville cemeteries and family plots not included in the original effort. The pages listed include a few cemeteries in neighboring towns that have Lincolnville people buried in them.
Each page will contain a photo, map, and list of burials, where available. The list can be searched by using the Find command in your web browser (usually under the Edit menu), or you can open the list in Google Docs to print a copy. If you're not sure which cemetery to search, you can first search the master list here. The Schoolhouse Museum also has printouts of the lists.
Possibly as many as half a dozen Lincolnville cemeteries are still to be located; these could be so completely overgrown as to be unrecognizable, places the Cemetery Trustees have heard rumor of from hunters and others who venture into the wild places in town. Anyone with questions, comments, corrections, or photos of individual headstones can share these with us here.
We have appended all of the cemetery listings into this single searchable document.
Alexander Cemetery is a small cemetery off of Route 1 in Northport on the former MBNA/Bank of America (Point Lookout) property, contiguous to the Trundy property. The cemetery is enclosed in a fenced in area. The recording and transcribing was done by Doug Warren and Linda Warren and last updated in 2008.
Alexander Cemetery (on private property)
Center Lincolnville Burial Ground (formerly Lower Cemetery)Center Lincolnville Burying Ground was established c. 1811. It is on Heal Road in Lincolnville Center about 1/4 mile from Route 52. Elizabeth M. Mosher copied the inscriptions in the Lower Cemetery in the 1980's, making an index. The current recording and transcribing was done by the combined efforts of Jeannette and Dawson Wootton, Margaretta Thurlow, and Bessie Dean and last updated in 2008.
Lincolnville, As We Remember - Vol.II.
Delano Cemetery (on private property)
This cemetery is named for its sole gravestone. It is a sizeable plot not far from the Lincolnville shore of Pitcher Pond and is surrounded by a well-made stone wall. It appears that William Delano's grave is the only one in it.
Farrar Cemetery (on private property)Farrar Cemetery is a family plot with a few stones on a bank on the right coming from Route 52 on Greenacre Road. This list was made in 2005.
Drinkwater - Field CemeteryField Cemetery is on North Cobbtown Road. In the DAR records at the Maine State Library a Field Cemetery copied in 1974 by Joan Pratt of Searsport, Maine, is recorded on the Cobb Town Road, 2 1/2 miles from Belfast Road (Route 52). One footstone can be seen from the road, of Joseph Field, died 12 Oct. 1885 at 50 yrs. 4 mo. There are many field stones in Field Cemetery.
To find it going south from Lincolnville Beach, on the right, pass the Red Barn, and between the brook and the Camden town line sign there is a small dirt road. There is room to pull off the road, but you cannot drive up - it is blocked by rocks. The cemetery is just a short way up, on the right. The recording and transcribing was done by Doug Warren and Linda Warren in 2004. The stones were recorded going from right to left while facing the stones and looking downhill towards Route 1.
Heal Family Plot (on private property)
Heal Family Plot is on Hope Road. The cemetery has many field stones but only one named stone. The list was created in 2006.
Hillside Cemetery (formerly Upper Cemetery)Hillside Cemetery was established c. 1900. It is about a quarter mile beyond the Lower Cemetery on Heal Road. The recording and transcribing was done by the combined efforts of Jeannette Wootton, Margaretta Thurlow, Bessie Dean, Tracy Colby, and Doug Warren and was last updated in 2008.
Maplewood Cemetery is located on Ducktrap Road in Lincolnville Beach. Going North on Atlantic Highway (Route 1) from the Beach, take the first left (past Bayshore Church). The recording and transcribing was done by Heather Bilodeau. The information was verified by Charlie Heald in 2008.
In the woods, leaning against an oak tree just off the Old Whitney Road in Lincolnville, is a gravestone. It is difficult to read but if you get just the right angle in just the right light you can make out the inscription... read on for more.
Metcalf Cemetery (on private property)Metcalf Cemetery is on Beach Road. It is a family plot on the Oxton homestead on Route 173 south, coming up from Route 1 toward Lincolnville Center where a Metcalf family is buried. The list was transcribed in 2005.
Norton Cemetery is on Belfast Road (Route 52). Going north from Lincolnville Center, shortly after the Joy Road, on the right, marked with a small sign saying "First Cemetery in Lincolnville" with a path behind it. There are no engraved tombstones in this cemetery, but only field stones indicating the head and foot of each grave. There's no better place in Lincolnville to experience the age of the town, and to get a sense of how hard and basic life was for those 18th century folks who'd come here. The site of Nathan and Lydia Knight's log cabin, the home of the town's first permanent settlers, is nearby.
Rego Family Plot (on private property)Rego Family Plot is on Belfast Road (Route 52). This is on private property. The list was transcribed in 2003.
The Sturgis Mahoney Cemetery is a small private cemetery, located immediately behind Hillside (Upper) Cemetery on Heal Road. The lettered lots in the listing for this cemetery are located behind Hillside Cemetery, and the numbered lots are beside Hillside Cemetery lot #1.
Thomas Cemetery (on private property)Thomas Cemetery, a small family cemetery, is one of three cemeteries located on High Street. Take a left at the beginning of Levenseller Pond, coming from Lincolnville Center on Route 173. It is about one-eighth mile on the left, across the first field. Isabel Morse Maresh has taken photos of the stones in this little cemetery. The listing here is taken from her 1977 book, Lincolnville, As We Remember - Vol.II, with two burials subsequent to that added in 2003.
Ulmer Cemetery (on private property)Ulmer Cemetery (also called Carver, Osgood Point, or Ducktrap Harbor Cemetery) is near Atlantic Highway (Route 1) on a point of land seen from Ducktrap Bridge. In 1859 some of the graves were relocated to start Maplewood Cemetery. The recording and transcribing was done by Doug Warren. The information was verified by Justin Ford and last updated in 2006.
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