Exploring Washington County: Brewster Cemetery

A lone, weathered pin tree is a distinctive feature at Brewster Cemetery  along County Road 26 North of Kennard.
A lone, weathered pin tree is a distinctive feature at Brewster Cemetery along County Road 26 North of Kennard.

In the past few weeks, Online Editor Leeanna Ellis and I have been exploring  the cemeteries of Washington County. the first part of a three part series is running in this week’s Pilot-Tribune.  Part one, “Gone but not Forgotten”  which appears in this week’s P-T is the story of the abandoned cemeteries in the county, and the volunteers who care and attend to them.

Leeanna intensively researched cemetery records,, scheduled interviews,  and planned our itinerary.  I played tourist and chauffeur.  In this post and  series  of posts to follow,  I will share some of my photos and comments on our exploration of the cemeteries of Washington County,

Brewster Cemetery is located on County Road 26 just north of Kennard.  For a number of years this has been one of my favorite haunts for landscaper photos.  The cemetery was established in 1870.  Three Civil War veterans are buried here.  the last burial was 1888.

I watch for that lone weathered pine tree as I drive along the county road. I enjoy visiting the cemetery to view the aged markers rising above the grasses and the farmland rolling away to the west.  I have watched some beautiful sunsets here.

Online editor Leeanna Ellis looks at grave markers in Brewster cemetery in Washington County.
Online editor Leeanna Ellis looks at grave markers in Brewster cemetery in Washington County.
Plot markers at Brewster Cemetery,  Washington County.
Grave markers at Brewster Cemetery, Washington County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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