Friday, February 25, 2011

Grahamsville United Church Cemetery, Malton

Stone Cairn at Grahamsville Cemetery

Grahamsville United Church Cemetery aka Shiloh Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery is located on the west side of Airport Rd just south of Steeles Ave in the Malton area of north Mississauga.

 It was established in 1843 on land donated by Thomas Graham founder of Grahamsville. The Shiloh Chapel (Wesleyan Methodist) was also established that same year. The first burials took place in 1846. 

In 1868 the wood frame chapel was replaced with a brick structure and in 1869 the property was deeded over to the congregation by Jeremiaha and Rebbecca Cummings and then became known as the Shiloh Wesleyan Methodist Church. 

In 1925 the congregation joined the United Church of Canada where it finally became known as the Grahamsville United Church. The last service was held on June 24th, 1964, the church was later demolished. The cemetery was offically closed in 1962.

This cemetery no longer exists at this location. It was removed sometime between 2013-2015. The land is to be developed for commercial use.  R.I.P.

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