Map of location of many of the cemeteries in Chatham-Kent

Map of location of KNOWN cemeteries in Chatham-Kent

1. To show locations, place cursor over dots on map below and left-click.
2. To see a list of cemeteries noted by balloons and to find a particular cemetery click the parallel horizontal bars icon on top left of map. Then click the cemetery you wish to locate. We can only do an alphabetical list of one name, so if you do not see the name that you are looking for, please look here for alternate names.
3. To make cemeteries very close together more visible and easy to separate out, zoom in on the map, and then drag to different locations.
4. Former burial spots are everywhere. Along rivers, and railroads, and old trails. In towns and on farms. It is important that EVERYONE realizes that people have lived here for at least 11,000 years, and even many "European" graves are now lost and can never be found or identified again. We can only identify those that are known now.

The map below uses javascript and pop-ups.

Map Legend

Red Balloon signifies Cemetery with monuments or designated area meaning that it's location can be easily identified by visitors.
Blue Balloon indicates a Cemetery destroyed by being plowed down, lost in a bush with no monuments now showing, etc. Often these cemeteries cannot be found even if you are standing over them without special research or equipment.
Brown Balloon indicates a Historic, or modern First Nations Cemetery.
Black Balloon indicates a cemetery close to Chatham-Kent that probably contains many burials from here simply due to it's close proximity.
Green Balloon indicates monument(s) only with NO burials or area where ALL documentation proves that all burials were removed.
Please Note that digging should never be done in any of the areas marked by location balloons with the exception of the last class, without further archaeological research!

NOTE! GPS locations are in degrees and decimals of degrees. Please see notice directly below the map.

NOTE! GPS locations are in degrees and decimals of degrees. If you enter them into a unit calibrated for degrees, minutes, and seconds, you will go to a totally incorrect location! For instance a location of 42 degrees 35 minutes and 310 seconds N by 82 degrees 10 minutes and 77.2 seconds W is actually 42.5885 N by 82.17953 W on the decimal scale. In order to avoid East and West, you can actually use the latter as 42.5885 -82.17953 on Google Maps. If you use the incorrect format on your GPS you will land up half way to Lake Erie from Chatham instead of the correct location in Dresden, or else you may land up in Sarnia on 402 near the river bridge.

List of Cemeteries completely documented so far by photography of all monuments

Please note that at any time, one or two on this list might be photographed but not yet documented on the web site. But will be VERY shortly.

7th Line Baptist / Second Baptist Church / Cromwell Cemetery
Abandoned / Freeman / First Union Church of British North America Cem
Abandoned / McMillan Cemetery
Abandoned / Nazrey / Negro Cemetery

Arnold / Riverside / Wees' Cemetery
Baldoon Cemetery
Bethel Cemetery
Bishop Cemetery

Botany Cemetery
Bothwell Cemetery (West Bothtwell)
British American Institution Cemetery
Brown Cemetery

Brown Drain Cemetery (Black African)
Broadbent Cemetery
Burgess Cemetery (Now called Rosedale.)
Burch (abandoned cemetery)

Burk Cemetery
Bury / Abandoned / Troyer Cemetery
Butler Cemetery Croton
Buxton / South Buxton Cemetery

Campbell Cemetery
Campbell Cemetery
Campbell Cemetery / Malcolm Campbell Burial Site
Carey Cemetery / Traxler Burying Ground

Carr Cemetery
Charing Cross United / Methodist Cemetery Charing Cross
Christ Church Memorial Garden Chatham (Names along walk way somehow.) Also tombstones fastened to the wall at the front of the Church, probably from St. Paul's Cemetery.
Clark Cemetery

Coatsworth Cemetery
Craford Cemetery
Crawford Cemetery
Crow Cemetery

Dawn Mills Cemetery
Desmond / Farslow / Traxler Cemetery Farslow
Dolsen Cemetery

Everitt Cemetery
Erie Cemetery
Fairfield Cemetery
Fairview Memorial Gardens / Shrewsbury Community Cemetery

Field Cemetery
French's Cemetery
Front Ridge Harwich - abt 10775 or 10777 Front Line.
Gadd's Baptist Cemetery Photographed completely.

Gee - McVicar Gee
Gibson Cemetery
Gosnell Farm Cemetery
Gosnell Farm Cemetery - Mardling

Green Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery Ridgetown
Hammel - McKays Corners area.
Handsor Cemetery

Heatherington Cemetery
Henson Burial Ground Cemetery
Hills Cemetery
Holmes / Smith Burying Ground

Hutberg Cemetery
Hyatt Cemetery
Immaculate Conception RC / Pain Court RC Cemetery Pain Court
Jack Hill / Hind Cemetery

Jackson Private Cemetery
Jenner-Stewart / James Cemetery
Johnston Cemetery
Keyes Cemetery - Orford

Knight Cemetery
Lenover Cemetery, Howard Twp. probably 12014 Magnavilla Line One stone alone remains..
McBrayne Cemetery
Little Mickle Cemetery

Loucks Cemetery
Malott Cemetery
Maple Leaf & St Anthony's Cemetery Chatham PARTLY Photographed. Due to the large size of these, and the fact that newer areas are well documented we will never be photographing new areas unless there are drastic changes in our volunteer numbers.
Mayhew Mount Pleasant / O'Neill's Cemetery Thamesville (Under construction but at time of writing about half of work done on it.)
McAuley Cemetery.

McBrayne Cemetery
McDiarmid Cemetery Ridgetown,
McDonald - Snye Cemetery
McIntyre Burying Ground

McKay Cemetery - Chatham Twp. McKay family graves:
McMullin / Traxler Cemetery
Merlin / Doyle Cemetery Merlin

Mills Cemetery - Also see Morehouse
Moraviantown Cemetery Moraviantown
Morehouse Cemetery - Monuments now located at Mills Cem.
Myrick Cemetery

Nevill's Cemetery
Newcombe Cemetery
Nolan Cemetery
Noltie Cemetery

North Buxton Memorial / Busy Bee Memorial Cemetery North Buxton,
North Buxton Community Cemetery
Ogletree Cemetery
Oldfield United Church Cemetery

Otter Creek Cemetery
Ouvry - Christ Church Anglican Cemetery Ouvry
Owen Community Cemetery
Palmyra Cemetery

Pardoville Union Cemetery. (Found to be missing photographs. To be corrected soon.)
Phillip's Cemetery
Renwick Private Cemetery - Romney
Reynolds Cemetery (hwy 40 near Chatham)

Richardson Cemetery (hwy 40 near Chatham)
Richardson / McKinlay / Button Cemetery Lot 94 NTR, Howard Cemetery now moved and location now lost forever.
Ridgetown (Old) Cemetery Ridgetown
Riverview Cemetery Wallaceburg Partly Photographed

Riverview Mausoleum Wallaceburg
Romney Pioneer / Heward Cemetery
Rosedale Cemetery Tilbury
Salem Cemetery

Scane / Skene Cemetery
Shanks Cemetery
Shaw / Shawbank Cemetery
Sherman Cemetery Thamesville

Shewburg Cemetery
Shrewsbury Baptist Cemetery Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury Methodist Cemetery Shrewsbury
Smith & Hopper Burying Ground

South Buxton (St Andrew's Presbyterian, now United).
St Charles Cemetery Stevenson
St Ignatius Cemetery
St Michael's Cemetery St Patrick's Cemetery
St Paul's RC (Old) Cemetery Thamesville
St Paul's RC (New) Cemetery Thamesville (Not Yet Complete.)
St Peter's Cemetery

St Philippe
St Thomas Anglican Cemetery
Stewart Cemetery
Taff Bruials

Thamesview Lodge Potter's Field - Kent County Home
Tyler on Pinehurst Line.
Van Horne Cemetery
Victoria / Baddertown Cemetery Baddertown,

Wallace Cemetery
Wallaceburg - Old Water Street Cemetery.
Williams Cemetery
Wolf(e) Creek (As far as we can document it. MUCH Confusion here.)

Young's Cemetery

Photography Still Needed

Please note that ALL SMALL Cemeteries are now photographed fully except some that are now essentially lost.

Medium size cemeteries that are still NOT Photographed

Duart Cemetery - Orford. Next in Line. Partly Photographed now.
Gosnell United Church / Highgate Cemetery Highgate - Orford

Trinity Anglican Cemetery Morpeth, - Howard
Moravian Cemetery. - Howard
Morpeth Cemetery - Howard

Union Burial Grounds / Blackburn Cemetery Traxler, Near Dresden.

Large Cemeteries that are still NOT Photographed

The following two cemeteries will be still another two years or more before they are completed. At the moment we have no idea which one will be completed first.
Dresden Cemetery Dresden - Camden
Evergreen Cemetery Blenheim - Raleigh

List of Cemeteries NOT Photographed - location or proof of existence unknown at the moment.

Yet to figure out which one it is/was -- Abandoned Negro Cemetery (Camden and Gore ???) -- We now believe that may be Smith's Mills Cemetery at Portage across Sydneham in Lambton County.
If you know of other old destroyed cemeteries please let us know so we can document them here.

List of Cemeteries NOT Photographed - NO Monuments.

Monument Photographed but Cemetery Location NOT photographed yet.

Brown Drain Cemetery - should try to find it once crops are off - Dover near Chatham Daniel Turner stone photographed Map of location of many of the cemeteries in Chatham-Kent and their physical locations