Burial Grounds Care Society

Sacred To The Memory

Meeting Dates and Times

 The meetings of The Burial Grounds Care Society will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month except No meetings in December, January and February.     The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30pm.  Meetings will be held at 7:30pm At the Kings County Museum, 37 Webster Street in Kentville.

Dedicated to researching and locating abandoned or

Neglected burial sites in Kings County

With eventual care and recognition.

These sites form an important

Link to our past.


 The Burial Grounds Care Society was created on August 27, 2001 at a meeting in the living room of one of our charter members.  That original get-together and all subsequent meetings have led to a list of accomplishments by the society that if nothing else shows how dedicated and active we have been in the years since our existence.  We agreed on a set of principles and goals for our society that were adopted and that have been adhered to ever since.

The purpose of the society is to research, locate and reclaim abandoned and neglected graveyards in Kings County and give them the care and recognition that they deserve.  Some of these burial sites have been found in cattle pastures and woods.

A lot of members became interested during their own research into their ancestry and trying to find the final resting places of their own family members.


Chairman: Wayne Baltzer

Vice Chair:  Carmen Legge

Secretary/Treasurer:  Lana Ashby

Website:  Bev Huntley

Directors: Wayne Baltzer

                 Lana Ashby

                 Don Tupper

                Ann Strong

Carmen Legge

Kim Troope

Joanne Bezanson

Did You Know?

  •  There are over 100 cemeteries in Kings County, Nova Scotia
  • Many are located on private lands
  • Many burial sites have become lost over time; some may never be relocated
  • The oldest headstone in Kings County is that of Stephen Post, Chipman Corner, 1776
  • The oldest English headstone in Canada is that of Bathiah Douglass, Annapolis Royal, 1720

Some Ongoing Projects:

Horton Poor Farm Cemetery 1882-1922 in Greenwich

Cornwallis Poor Farm Cemetery 1872-1922 in Billtown

Coldwell Family Cemetery in Newtonville

Care of County Home Cemetery in Waterville

Care of Robinson Cemetery on Brooklyn Street

Parker Cemetery in Welsford, Highway 221

Ells Cemetery in Scott's Bay

Jess/Payzant Memorial in Scott's Bay

Pingree Cemetery in Scott's Bay      



Contact person for this site is Beverly Huntley:  bev_huntley@hotmail.com    If you have any further information or find any errors please notify me so they can be corrected.

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