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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Dracut, MA, Cemeteries
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 07:58:17 -0400
Thank you for the information. I've heard that book mentioned several
times, and I think I will try to buy it.
Although I have heard comments that some information in the book is not
I have a few comments:
This week I have heard mention of a "Garrison house," and I only know of
one. It is from the 1600's and it is right on Varnum Ave. in Lowell.
(I mentioned it recently as it was in the news several years ago.) I'd
like to know if there is another one in Dracut !
(The one on Varnum Ave. is on the way to Tyngsboro.)
Yes, Broadway Road is Rt. 113, and it is a long road running through Dracut
from the Lowell line to the Methuen line. But, in my Map Book, is see a
"Cemetery Road" off of Rt. 113, so I'll guess that is where the cemetery is
(as you say, near Methuen).
I drove up and down Mammoth Road in Lowell last week, and didn't see any
cemeteries. The lady in the "cemetery office" told me where to look for
the small cemetery. If I heard correctly, coming from the River, near
McDonald's, it is on the right - not on the left.
Now that I know that the other one on Mammoth Road is up near the NH line,
I'll look for it again - when it is cooler.
The "clay pit" graveyard is the one I mentioned yesterday. It is "in the
woods" and is in "sorry shape" - soon to be un-readable ! It is behind
the "Garrison house" property (which is near the several "nursing homes" on
The Woodbine Cemetery is on the "left" on West Meadow Road - adjacent to a
Parker Road in Dracut runs between Rt. 113 and Methuen Street (near River).
The other day I mentioned the small cemetery off of Varnum Ave. in Lowell -
which is actually on Sherburne Road in Tyngsboro. Looking at my
Map-Book, I see that that neighborhood includes: Coburn Road and
Butterfield Road, and they are beside the Merrimac River - which is then
going north. And, the neighborhood is adjacent to Mascuppic Lake.
.. Here's a curiousity question for people: How did people in the
1700's and 1800's make use of the large lakes which are present in MA ?
I mean in the .. lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer ! (I know about the
Another curiousity question which I already mentioned: Where is the
"Garrison House" in Dracut ?
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
P.S. Several years ago, I watched a PBS documentary on the history of
"swimsuits." It was quite amusing ! :o) And, people today would
be quite amazed to find out that "swimsuits" were not allowed on beaches ...
in past centuries !
On days like we're having, in the 1700's, did they jump in the Lake --
clothes and all ?
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