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Cookshire Cemetery
Cookshire, Compton County, Quebec

Contributed by Leslie Nutbrown, Feb 20, 2005, last edited Oct 27, 2007 [lnutbrown@videotron.ca]. Total records = 1,546.

From Lennoxville, take Route 108 East to the town of Cookshire. Continue through the town and the cemetery is on the right side of the road.

The present Cookshire Cemetery was established in 1885, when it was decided that the old burying ground in the center of town should be moved. All of the headstones and remains were removed from this original site and deposited at the present site east of the town.

This included the headstone and remains of Captain John Cook who died in 1819 and for whom the town was named. It is in very good condition with paved lanes and nearly all stones are legible. There is a Catholic cemetery adjacent to this one. It is maintained by the Megantic-Compton Cemetery and Church Association.

Angela Nutbrown and I visited this cemetery in Nov of 2004, and transcribed from all existing and legible tombstones or markers.

- Leslie Nutbrown

s/w = sealed with or shares a stone with

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