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Re: Where is Hilton Burying Ground in Newfields or Newmarket, NH???
Posted by: Alice Vosburg (ID *****8341) Date: August 11, 2009 at 08:39:34
In Reply to: Where is Hilton Burying Ground in Newfields or Newmarket, NH??? by suzanne garbarini of 638

The Hilton Burying Grounds is located in Newfields, NH. My husband and I found it yesterday.

NH Route 108 between Exeter and Durham:
Turn onto Route 85 into Newfields. Go through the center of town past the Town Hall and Congregational Church on left. About 50 feet beyond an intersection with Route 87, and also past a small park/monument on the left, there'll be a road on the left. THIS IS IT The two signs will say Summer Street and To Pleasant Street.

On the right is an open field. Park at the edge of the field and the tree line at lower end of field (on right). Follow the tree line, we were lucky enough to follow a set of tire tracks into the field. In about 100 ft +/- there'll be a dirt road going into the woods. (A few yards along the road you'll see two engraved stones indicating that the area is the Battles Park and Wildlife Refuge.) Continue on dirt road to the Hilton Burying Ground at end. It is enclosed by an iron pipe fence; gate is in the middle.

The Michael Shute memorial is a granite obelisk. We hypothise that the obelisk replaces a highly deteriorated stone with barely visible words.

I will create a memorial to Michael Shute on which will include photos.

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