View of Dover from Pine Hill

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View of Dover from Pine Hill Cemetery

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View Northeast from the cemetery

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Pine Hill Cemetery has long been a burying ground for Dover. First used by the Indians, it was officially established as the town cemetery when it was voted at a town meeting on March 29, 1731 to set aside 1 1/2 acres for the use of the town forever" for a publick Burying-place to be laid out by ye selectmen near ye Meeting-house on Pine Hill at Cocheca."

Pine Hill Cemetery presently covers 75 acres, with 7 1/2 miles of roads and lanes.
From the 1987 Heritage Walking tour booklet

 

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