Ontario Wanderings: Loyalists and the Niagara Region Part II

Once I had completed my visit to the statue of John Butler the next goal was to find the graveyard which was not too far.

I tried Aberdeen Lane N. but it was chained off and I had to retrace my steps.  I went out on Mississauga Street to John Street W. and turned onto Butler Street.  I was stopped by a barricade.  So I again retraced by steps and parked in this Bar and Grill parking lot on Butler Street and Mississauga St.

I got out and walked to the barricade and kept going and saw that there had been a wash out.  It probably was best to keep cars out till they assessed the damage.   I spotted the heritage sign and  graves in the distance.

Butler Cemetery in distance

Butler Cemetery in distance

Heritage sign:

Heritage Sign for John Butler

Heritage Sign for John Butler

The cemetery area:

Butler Cemetery Niagara-on-the-lake

Butler Burying Ground Cemetery Niagara-on-the-lake

War of 1812 Monument

War of 1812 Monument

The graves in two rows.

The graves in two rows.

I have more pictures and will post them when I return to my home.  It will take a bit of figuring them out.

I am very concerned that this cemetery is going to all be lost.  I know that the heritage organizations are keeping and eye on it that exist in the area but that can change.

Find A Grave has some information about this burial ground.  There are only about 8 to 9 tombstones that I could see and mostly difficult to read.  Again, I will post more when I return home.

 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2324330&CScn=Butler+&CScntry=10&

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