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Chester Village Cemetery, Chester, New Hampshire

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Chester Village Cemetery is located in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. The earliest graves are from the 1710s, having been moved from other burying grounds to Chester Village Cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1751.

The oldest portion of the Village Cemetery is known as the " Revolutionary Quarter". About 1 acre in size, this section has many graves dating to the period of the American Revolutionary War.

The Village Cemetery Trustees oversee and are responsible for the maintenance of the cemetery. Chester Village Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The cemetery is small, but can be vaunted as the final resting places of state governors, judges and veterans.
Though there is no information concerning the cemetery as being inactive, the newest burials are from the early 2010s.

"The cemetery was established in 1751, and became the town's main burying ground. Prior to that time, many families had buried their dead either in small family plots or in church yards; after this cemetery was established, many moved their dead here. The cemetery has one of the largest number of signed gravestones in the region. Two prominent local stone carvers were Stephen and Abel Webster, both of whose works appear here (Abel Webster is also buried here). This has enabled researchers to differentiate their styles from each other, making possible the identification of their work in other regional cemeteries."

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