West Deerfield Cemetery
Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts


Cemetery: West Deerfield Cemetery
Other:
Sign: No
Street: Off Upper Road, possibly near Christian Rd.
City: Deerfield
Township: Historic Deerfield
County: Franklin County
State: Massachusetts
Nation: USA
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h:
lat_mmss:
long_ew: W
long_h:
long_mmss:
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions:
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features:
Property: Private
Access: Inaccessible
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: 1780's
Gravestones: 13
Oldest: 1784, from records
Newest: 1846, from records
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: Unsure
Repairs: Unsure
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: Unsure
Association: No
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Availability: Deerfield Cemetery Records, in Historic Deerfield Library, pub. about 1900
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: Unsure
Fencing: Unsure
Brickwork: Unsure
Ironwork: Unsure
Sculpture: Unsure
Fountains: Unsure
Roads: Unsure
Buildings: Unsure
Cement: No
Granite: No
Marble: Yes
Native: No
Slate: Yes
Others: No
Wood: No
Materials: No
Architectural: Unsure
Angels: Unsure
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: Unsure
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Unsure
Plants: Unsure
Photos: Unsure
Religious: Unsure
Scrollwork: Unsure
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover:
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Good
Problem1:
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: City
Use: Residential
Bordering: Residential
Change: Smaller
Reason: Housing
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Unknown
Contacted: No one yet

Surnames:

Chapman, Jones, Sweet, Wells

Other_Information:

This cemetery is not findable, despite detailed records & maps. It doesn't appear to be still intact and it's all on private property with no access. Someone either bought & destroyed the cemetery or bought & doesn't know it exists, despite well documented evidence of it's location near the Baptist Cemetery in W. Deerfield.

Support:

I don't know, unless the Historic Deerfield Organization in Deerfield, MA would care.

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Name: Renee Watson
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Date: 12/11/03