The Crossman Cemetery Open Day

Date: May 18, 2024
Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm

Located at the intersection of Briggs Road, Kim Drive, and Tickle Road, Westport MA

10 AM – 12 PM Saturday May 18 (rain date Sunday May 19)

Until a few months ago, this fascinating cemetery, located near the South Watuppa Pond in North Westport, was so overgrown that many neighbors did not even know it was there. In 2023, the Westport Gravestone Cleaning and Restoration Group cleared the cemetery of chest high thickets, braving orb-weaving spiders, and began to piece together the broken fragments of the gravestones. They discovered the burial sites of several members of the Crossman family, among them Job Crossman (1791-1882) and Asenath Chace Crossman (1810 -1882), and their daughter, Henrietta Crossman Sanford (1837-1915).

Learn more about the history of North Westport and this cemetery and those buried there, as well as the efforts of the Westport Gravestone Cleaning and Restoration Group, and the special challenges of this project for which they received special recognition with an award from Atlas Preservation.