Friday, May 11, 2012

Kilbride Pioneer Cemetery, Kilbride (Burlington)

Zimmerman Marker

Kilbride Pioneer Cemetery is located on the north side of 8th Side Road or East Street, about 3 kms west of Guelph Line.  The village of Kilbride was named after a town in County Wicklow Ireland.

The land were the cemetery is located was donated by Mr. & Mrs. George Hardbottle in 1860.  George's wife Rhoda deeded the land for the cemetery for the sum of five dollars.

 The church was known as the Zion Methodist Church, New Connection and just a few years after it was built it was relocated to a more central location in the village.  

Most of the burials in the cemetery occurred during the mid to the late 1800's. The latest marker has a date of 1901, the earliest is for the Zimmerman family for a burial that occurred in 1854.  The family marker is still on the property, although the names are weathered the family name is still very legible.

The grounds are today maintained by the City of Burlington. 

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