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Greenwood Cemetery

The cemetery grounds are open every day of the year. If you are interested in learning about our available burial plots, please contact us via this website.

The Greenwood Cemetery Corporation was formed in 1887. The land was bought from Emory N. Bunker, who left it to the directors to value the property. "..and will abide by their decision unless they value it too high." The directors bought more land from the Bunker family in 1903, 1909, and 1912.


Greenwood Cemetery is the resting place of the town's first settler and veterans of the Revolution, the Civil War, and World Wars I and II. Many sea captains lie here, among the headstones of sailors lost at sea.


People living in Islesboro today still remember the "hearse house" (complete with hearse) that stood beyond the fence at the north end. Legend has it that this was the source of the "hearse house spider" - a spider of awesome dimension whose descendants still live only above the Narrows in North Islesboro.

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