Land for a Bible Christian church, situated on the west side of County Road 28 just south of the 7th concession road, was given by Anthony Brown in 1837. The church was closed and demolished in the 1890s.
This is a well-kept cemetery, with the earlier stones reflecting the names of the settlers and their descendants of the local communities, notably Rossmount and Whitehead Corners. A locally-appointed Board maintained the grounds until care was transferred to the Municipality of Port Hope in 2017.
On the lot map, many graves are shown as 'unknown burial'. The earliest existing stone is for Elizabeth S. Metherell (1786-1858), relict of Thomas Cruse (1793-1874).
An up-to-date burial database (262 entries) is available.
The cemetery is still active, with additional land on the south side for present and future use.
This c1915 postcard shows the pre-highway 28 route north to Providence. For those who care to venture north from Port Hope to visit the cemetery, you can carefully pull over at the brow of the hill just north of the Dale Road traffic lights. Best evidence suggests that the image was taken lookingnorth from this position.
Note You can see marks in the road that resemble the tires of the day; perhaps from a Ford Model T?
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Peter and Barbara Bolton - Port Hope, Ontario