Cemetery Stroll at High Street Cemetery

Also known as Prospect Street Cemetery, this is a very small and bleak looking cemetery sitting next the the AM VETS building. The few stones are old and clustered within a few feet of each other. A Guide to Cemeteries in Essex County, Massachusetts published by the Essex Society of Genealogists (1991) describes it as “Small, abandoned, barren-looking cemetery sloping downhill from street with stone wall & iron gate. Marker at gate illegible.” It also notes that a list of names was published in the Gloucester Daily Times June 18 1925.

Unfortunately I could never actually recommend a stroll through here. Many have apparently taken advantage of the wall to hide garbage and poop bags thrown into the enclosed area. It’s also not a very big area and it would be a very short walk if you decided to take it. But several Gloucester families have their dead buried here and it deserves recognition as one of our cherished resting places.

Leaving a comment rewards the author of this post- add to the discussion here-

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s