Boiestown's Old Cemetery
6321 Route 8
Description: Boiestown's Old Cemetery is a small rural cemetery located on the north side of Route 8 in the Boiestown region of the Rural Community of Upper Miramichi.
Heritage Value: Boiestown's old cemetery is designated a Local Historic Place for its associative historical significance as the resting place of the earliest settlers of the Boiestown area. It is a nondenominational cemetery and was utilized prior to the inception of the area's first churches, bearing burial dates commencing in the first half of the 19th century. Boiestown's Old Cemetery is significant as it is a reminder of past tradition with early settlement families and their community religious faith.
Today there are a few scattered markers in this small resting ground that was originally much larger but is now confined with the roadway. This place serves as a silent reminder of the early pioneers who settled in this area.
Source: Rural Community of Upper Miramichi, Site File #09-15
Character-defining Elements: the character-defining elements that describe Boiestown's Old Cemetery include:
- burial sites bearing no markers;
- local field boulder marker bearing a surname and "1826";
- marble and sandstone headstones with inscriptions.
The character-defining elements that define the heritage value of the site include:
its placement is relative to the proximity of the road flanking within its southern boundary.