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Crary Cemetery
Cemetery #: 3 | PIN #: 271014237223 | Status: Not in use | Lot Size: 0.14 acres
Address: Packer Road, near Route 184

Directions: Follow Allyn Street (name changes to Cow Hill Road) and turn right onto Packer Road. Cemetery is on right near intersection with Route 184.
Caretaker: Town of Groton
Number of Markers : 30
Earliest: 1739
Family Names : Crary, Babcock, Smith, Ayer, Eldredge, Hicks
Symbols/Unusual Stones: Death head, soul effigy, willow and urn motifs.
Design Elements: Markers are in strait line facing road.
Enclosure: Metal pipe segments on concrete pilings.
Ground Conditions: Good; grass need to be mowed though
Stone Conditions: Decent to good; some are leaning and a few have lichen problems.
Historical Significance: A few soldiers who died in the Battle of Groton Heights are buried here. One of the few locations of death head carvings found in the Town.
Hazards: None are obvious
Recommendations: 1) Replace fence, especially rusted areas. 2) Mow grass. 3) Gently clean and reset markers.
Date: 6/24/1996
Description: This old and well-known cemetery has some very interesting markers both for their inscriptions and for their carvings. There are a few battle of Groton Heights soldiers buried here whose markers have passionate inscriptions on them. In addition there is a death's head carving, one of the few in Groton, and it is in excellent condition. The fence surrounding the cemetery is odd at best, consisiting of concrete pylons with pipe fencing, and is starting to rust badly. If possible, it should be replaced with something which better reflects the character of the cemetery.

Related Subjects:   Cemeteries, Groton