God’s Acre

At one time known as “God’s Acre”, the Pioneer Memorial Garden cemetery holds the memorials of some of Oshawa’s earliest pioneer families including some prominent residents.

The cemetery displays the remnants of 130 gravestones that have been arranged on cement pillars in the shape of a six-pointed star, located in the centre of the property, bearing a memorial plaque. Although many of the stones date prior to 1850, the cemetery contains one of the earliest gravestones, hand carved with no motifs, containing only the name Richard Adams and his date of death: July 17, 1817.

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Thanks to the City of Oshawa for the text above.

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