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Powers cemetery  


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Powers cemetery is located on Maine highway 26 between Newry Corner and North Newry, about two miles from Newry Corner going toward New Hampshire.
Get a map from  Small USGS icon and to USGS Home Page and . When you click a new window will open and a red cross will mark Powers cemetery.  Change map size and scale to view the surrounding area if desired.  Increasing the scale (25,000; 50,000; 100,000 etc.) will add more viewable territory but decrease the detail that can be made out.  It might be better for orientation purposes to increase the scale only one notch and then use the arrows to move in various directions.
Powers cemetery was established around 1816 following two years of laying out and contracting for the land, according to "Newry Profiles 1805-1980" by Paula Wight.  It was one of two cemeteries established for the community around this time, this one on the Sunday River, the other (Wight cemetery) on the Bear River.  The committee that was chosen to deal with this cemetery consisted of Capt. Isaac Powers, James Beatty and Jonathan Smith, according to Wight's book.
Burials in Powers cemetery:

Powers cemetery headstone list


Descendents of Ithiel Smith
Descendents of Isaac Powers
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