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Burying Grounds, Cemeteries, Gravestones & History of Dover, New Hampshire

Cemeteries & History of Dover, New Hampshire

Dover - First Settlers Burial Ground 1633

Dover's Burial Ground of the First Settlers is located on Dover Point Rd and was established in 1633. Most of the gravestones of the origial settlers are gone or buried themselves. There are currently 26 entries for this cemetery.

*Update August 1, 2011: I revisited this cemetery over the weekend and am distressed to find it in much worse condition with many more broken monuments.


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Betsey Bickford d. 1848
Jesse Bickford d. 18??
Joseph Bickford d. 1861
Mary Bickford d. 1825
Nathaniel W. Card d. 1862
Nancy Elisabeth Clement d. 1844
Nancy Clements d. 1833
Daniel C. Coleman d. 1854
Edgar F. Coleman d. 1859
John Coleman d. 1853
Annah Dudley d. 1859
Charlie Dudley (?) d. 18??
Lydia Fernald d. 1869
William Fernald d. 18??
Elizabeth Henderson d. 181?
Capt. Howard Henderson d. 1791
Betsey Jones d. 1818
George Nason d. 1859
Susan Nason d. 1852
Andrew J. Roberts d. 1810
Anna Roberts d. 1832
Joseph Roberts d. 1813
Thomas Roberts d. 1671, born in Wooleston, Gloucester or Worcester, England. Pioneer settler of Dover Point, Colonial Governor of Dover, my 10th great grandfather.
Mary Ann Shaw d. 1831
Abigail Tripe d. 1819
Love Tripe d. 1832
Nicholas Tripe d. 1831


More History in Dover

First Settlers Burial Ground Est. 1633
Titcomb Family Cemetery
Pinkham Cemetery

Back River Farm Also known as Samuel Emerson Farm
Bay View Rd
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

County Farm Bridge Also known as County Farm Covered Bridge
NW of Dover on County Farm Rd.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Covered Pedestrian Bridge
across Cocheco River in Henry Law Park, Washington St. E. of NH9/108

Dame Tibbetts Tavern
45 Silver Street

First Parish Church
218 Central Ave.
Federal style church. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

First Parish Church Site-Dover Point
Dover Point Rd.
Site of the Dover's first parish church in 1654. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Garrison Hill Park and Tower
Abbie Sawyer Memorial Dr.
The History of Garrison Hill. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open to the public, closes at dusk.

Michael Reade House Also known as Hughes--Beckingham House
43 Main St.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He was an immigrant from Ireland who became a land speculator and merchant on Dover's waterfront landing.

Mill Museum
100 Main Street

Public Market Also known as Morrill Block
93 Washington St.
Classical Revival style. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Religious Society of Friends Meetinghouse
141 Central Ave.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ricker House
50-52 Summer Street

Samuel Wyatt House
7 Church St.
Greek Revival style by architect George Pendexter. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sawyer Building Also known as Flat Iron Building
4--6 Portland St.
Federal style, once operated as the customs house. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sawyer Woolen Mills Also known as Sawyer Mills
1 Mill St.
Second Empire style. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
5 Hale St.
Late Gothic Revival style by Henry Vaughan. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Strafford County Farm
County Farm Rd.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tuttles Red Barn
Dover Point Road

William Hale House Also known as Lafayette House
5 Hale St.
Federal style. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1806 and also known as the Lafayette House in memory of General Marquis de Lafayette's stay here during his visit to Dover. It's the oldest of the Federal style houses in Dover. William Hale was a prominent representative to the U.S. Congress for several years and entertained many dignitaries including President Monroe.

Woodman Institute including John Parker Hale House, Woodman House, Damme Garrison House
182 Central Ave.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you know of an historic place to visit in Dover, please submit it to jenn@gravematter.com

 

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