Brayton Cemetery
Apponaug, Warwick, Kent County

Cemetery: Brayton Cemetery
Sign: Yes
City: Apponaug,
Township: Warwick
County: Kent
State: Rhode Island
Nation: United States
lat_ns: N
long_ew: W
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: It is on route 1 in Warwick, West Warwick, right outside Apponaug Village
Type: Road-public
Location: Surburban
Terrain: Level
Watersource: Yes
Property: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: Wall-Broken
Gate: None
Established: 1700's
Gravestones: 300
Oldest: unknown
Newest: unknown
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: Yes
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Availability: Many records are held at the Peter Barrett Funeral Home in Warwick
Landscaping: Yes
Paths: Yes
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: Yes
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Unsure
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate: Yes
Others: Yes
Wood: No
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Unsure
Angels: Yes
Draperies: Yes
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Unsure
Photos: No
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: Yes
Report: No
VA1: Gravestones-Overturned
VA2: Gravestones-Broken
VA3: Gravestones-Stolen
VA4: Graffiti
VA5: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover: Yes
Drainage: Good
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Unknown
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Residential
Change: Larger
Reason: Roads
Visited: Frequently
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Yes
Contacted: Fraternal Order of Masons, Nathaniel Green Lodge




The cemetery was abandoned when the caretaker ran away with its funds, maybe 15 years ago.
There is a group who volunteers to clean it every now and then, but they are aging and the younger generation there does not care about historical sites. They consider it an eyesore.


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Date: may 25 2005