Did you Know?

That Mount Adnah, formerly known as Jakes Hill, consists of 5.12 acres, which were purchased by Annisquam Village members as a burial ground in 1848?  The first person interred was David Lane, who died in 1848.  The name Adnah was selected because the Hebrew translation means “rest or testimony eternal”.  The cemetery was incorporated in 1860, and in 1890 the Annisquam & Bay View Civil War Monument was dedicated to the Bay View and Annisquam men who served in the Civil War from 1861-1865.  Nine men from Bay View and Annisquam lost their lives in the Civil War, and their names are inscribed on the monument.  Over the past 155 years, this beautiful location has been improved with walls, shrubs, monuments, tombs, pathways and trees into one of the more unique cemeteries in all of New England.  Persons buried at Mount Adnah represent a diverse cross-section of the Annisquam/Bay View population.  I’ve walked through this cemetery on a number of occasions, and it is a very unique one.  My first time there I encountered three turkeys. Beyond the stones in the photo above is a view of Lobster Cove.

E.J. Lefavour


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