Western Cemetery, Portland, Maine

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Western Cemetery is located in the West End neighborhood of Portland, Maine, along Vaughn Street and the Western Promenade. It is the city's second oldest cemetery and was Portland's primary burial ground from 1829 until 1852, when Evergreen Cemetery was established. All cemetery records were destroyed during the 1866 Great Fire that destroyed most of the city, so nobody is certain how many people are buried in Western Cemetery, but there are estimated to be around 6,600 interments.

Notable burials include Stephen Longfellow, father of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Prentiss Mellen, first Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Court.

This free space page for Western Cemetery is part of WikiTree's Maine Cemeteries Project, and was created to document the life and times of our ancestors that are interred there. The Maine Cemeteries Project is a subproject of the larger U.S. Cemeteries Project.

Contact Information and Location

Address and Phone
Western Promenade & Vaughn Street
Portland, Maine 04102
(919) 266 - 4076

To Do List

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Table of Interments

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Last Name First/Middle Names/Initials Born Died Notes Photo (click for larger)
LongfellowStephen23 Mar 17762 Aug 1849

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