Lowell Deeds

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February 22, 2008

Claypit Cemetery

by @ 9:55 am. Filed under History

Yesterday’s Globe had an interesting story about the efforts of a history teacher in Dracut to publicize the plight of the Claypit Cemetery, an abandoned burial ground that lies in Lowell’s Pawtucketville section just behind the Brunswick Lanes on the Pawtucket Blvd. The handful of graves in the cemetery date to the Revolutionary War, but when that part of what was once Dracut was annexed to Lowell by the state legislature, responsibility for the upkeep of the cemetery slipped through the cracks. Dracut maintains Lowell is responsible and Lowell maintains Dracut is responsible. At least that’s how the Globe story portrays the situation. Life is usually more complex than that, however, so I assume there’s more to this story. Nevertheless, because we here at the Registry of Deeds are the custodians of the ownership records of all this property, we have joined the search and will keep you aprised of our findings.

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