Memory Garden 2 - Lamington Black Cemetery
Lamington Black Cemetery
Est. sometime around 1848
What an amazing place. Bordered by woods, farms, a gravel road, and a golf course. This little cemetery in the woods, hidden away, is a treasure. A gravel road bears only a glimpse at the end of a set of stone stairs. You must follow this road to what looks like the end, only by venturing onward do you find this resting place of so many unnamed souls.
An old iron fence proclaims the presence of a place of importance.
A rusted old gate that creaks when opened.
The plaque says to come in, "enjoy the feeling of peace". I stepped through the gate and heard laughter, joy, thanks for being remembered, for being visited. A stone bench in the middle of this place of quiet allows the wanderer to listen to the stream nearby, to the rustle of the trees, the calls of the birds, and the whispers of the ages.
97 graves. 61 unknown names. The earliest recorded burial, 1848. While we see a place of peace, we can only hope, for the lives they led, they found peace here.
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