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Packer Cemetery 2
Cemetery #: 10 | PIN #: 261805071772 | Status: possibly in use | Lot Size: 0.95 acres
Address: Off Ocean View Avenue

Old Name: Lower Burrows
Directions: From Route 1, turn onto Ocean View Avenue and follow to end. Follow grass path to cemetery; entrance is on left.
Caretaker: Town of Groton
Number of Markers : 35
Earliest: 1824
Family Names : Packer, Tillinghast, Cutler, Irving
Symbols/Unusual Stones: A few willow and urn motifs. Large family monument markers
Design Elements: Markers are in straight lines, almost in sections by family. Randomly placed trees.
Enclosure: Stone wall on all sides. Entrance opening, but gate has been removed.
Ground Conditions: Decent to good; grass is mowed but left on ground and is not trimmed near markers. Trees/bushes are overgrown and block markers near wall.
Stone Conditions: Most in good condition; some are leaning and a few have lichen problems. Some are broken or knocked over.
Historical Significance: Carl C. Cutler is buried here.
Hazards: None are obvious
Recommendations: 1) Cut brush back. 2) Reset, clean and fix markers after consulting conservator. 3) Erect a sign for the cemetery
Date: 6/17/1996
Description: Surrounded completely with stone walls and screened from Ocean View Avenue by overgrown trees, Packer Cemetery #2 seems secluded from the quiet subdivision that surrounds it. Entrance to the cemetery is from a path at the end of the road. However, the entrance gate is now long gone. Carl C. Cutler, one of the founding fathers of the Mystic Seaport and a local historian is buried here. In addition there are a few markers which have willow and urn motifs on them. Unfortunately, some of them are very close to the wall, and face the wall, making them difficult to read. The overgrown brush also makes it difficult, or even impossible to read some of the markers.

Related Subjects:   Cemeteries, Groton