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St. George Rural Cemetery

Cemetery Road, St George, New Brunswick, E5C, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2006/06/30

Photo of the family gravestone for Senators Arthur and Daniel Gillmor; Town of St. George
St. George Rural Cemetery
Monumental gravestone illustrating both red and black granite; Town of St. George
St. George Rural Cemetery
Image showing an example of a monumental red granite gravestone; Town of St. George
St. George Rural Cemetery

Other Name(s)

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Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2008/12/11

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

St. George Rural Cemetery is a late-19th century Protestant graveyard with more than 3,600 grave sites located on more than 4 hectares of land at the east end of Carleton Street in St. George. The oldest portion of the cemetery is located at the bottom of the hill.

Heritage Value

St. George Rural Cemetery is designated a Local Historic Place for the important people that are buried there.

St. George Rural Cemetery was established in the late 19th century as the First Community Cemetery reached capacity. Among the important people buried at St. George Rural Cemetery are Hon. Arthur Hill Gillmor (1824-1903) and his son, Hon. Daniel Gillmor (1849-1918), both of whom were Senators of the Dominion of Canada. Gravestones of granite industry giants and businessmen Epps, Meating, Coutts, Milne and O'Brien are also located in this cemetery. These men created and sustained the granite industry in St. George for more than 80 years. Their gravestones are monumental, ornate and finished in red, black and pink locally quarried granite.

Source: Charlotte County Archives, St. Andrews, NB - St. George Historic Places File #015

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements that describe St. George Rural Cemetery include:
- more than 3,600 grave sites with many of the gravestones in locally quarried granite;
- granite family gravestone of Senator Arthur Hill Gillmor and son Senator Daniel Gillmor;
- granite gravestone marqued "MILNE";
- granite gravestone marked "EPPS";
- granite gravestone marked "COUTTS";
- granite gravestone marked "O'BRIEN";
- granite gravestone marked "MEATING".

Recognition

Jurisdiction

New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Local Historic Places Program

Recognition Type

Municipal Register of Local Historic Places

Recognition Date

2006/06/30

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

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Theme - Category and Type

Developing Economies
Trade and Commerce
Governing Canada
Politics and Political Processes
Building Social and Community Life
Religious Institutions

Function - Category and Type

Current

Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Mortuary Site, Cemetery or Enclosure

Historic

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

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Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Charlotte County Archives, St. Andrews, NB - St. George Historic Places File #015

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

1174

Status

Published

Related Places

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