Hillsborough, New Hampshire Cemeteries
Interments In 19 Municipal Cemeteries From 1788 Through September 2016
Thank you for visiting this website of the 19 Municipal Cemeteries and Gravesites of
Hampshire. I hope you find this website interesting and informative. The information
contained here is derived starting from the records in the form of index cards and a
simple database kept by the Town of Hillsborough, then by actually verifying the information
at the cemetery site and inscriptions on the headstones (markers).
The database is updated through September, 2016. Private cemeteries and gravesites are not included.
Some of the information under notes may be an abbreviation,
some will reference a daughter, son, husband or wife who may or may not be in the same
cemetery. The entries under Notes come from inscriptions on the headstones or as shown in
the cemetery records. Some headstones are more descriptive than others or are difficult to read
or are missing.
Years ago many grave plots were laid out with a headstone and footstone. You will see
many footstones at the Hillsborough Center Cemetery. The footstones usually had only
brief information such as initials, year of death or at most the name. The footstones are often
resting at the back of the headstone.
All grave sites are identified in the town records by plot numbers that can be obtained at the
Town Office if the exact location of the grave is needed within each cemetery.
If you are interested in genealogy, local history or just like to explore, feel free to browse
through the many cemeteries and gravesites in Hillsborough. But remember many of the older
cemeteries have very fragile headstones and are in need of repairs. Please look but do not touch
these headstones. Take all the photos you want. Let us all help to preserve and maintain these
It appears that the oldest grave, noting the headstone, is of Samuel Symonds, buried at the
Bible Hill Cemetery in 1788.
You can search by surname, cemetery name or list all names alphabetically. Searches are not
case sensitive and wild card search is automatic. For example, you can search
for all individuals with the same or similar surname by entering the surname as a
search term. Please contact me at the email address below if you need assistance locating a grave.
I have tried to be as accurate as possible in compiling these records, but I suppose
there are mistakes in transcriptions. If anyone finds such errors I hope they will bring them to
my attention. Furthermore, if someone is able to read a stone that I have missed or would
like to comment on this website, I would appreciate that information as well. E-mail me at
A helpful reference source used in putting this web site together has been
"Town of Hillsborough N. H. 1735 - 1921 by G. Waldo Browne, Volume 1 and Volume 2".
Website & database system courtesy Richard Booth, Lakeside Design, Hillsborough, NH