Dalton maintains three public cemeteries – Cushman Cemetery (Route 135), Johns River Cemetery (Route 135) and Ladd Cemetery (Faraway Road). Ladd Cemetery is no longer accepting new lot purchases.
The Dalton Selectboard serves as the Cemetery Trustees. The Cemetery Sexton maintains the records, marks the lots for gravestones and burials, and assists persons with lot purchases.
The task of mowing and trimming is advertised for bid annually. Mowing also includes the Municipal Building, Fire Station property and old Town Hall. The successful bidder must also provide proof of insurance.
Please remove any faded or tattered artificial flowers (including worn or damaged decorations) in the spring, in preparation for seasonal mowing. Failure to do so could result in removal of these items at the discretion of the Sexton or Cemetery Trustees, if they are deemed unsightly or hazardous. Do not discard these items at the cemetery.
Gravestones, monuments, and other markers are the responsibility of the lot owners. The Town of Dalton is not responsible for maintaining or repairing any of these items. No shrubs greater than 4 feet tall are allowed, and plantings must be kept within the owner’s lot. The Town of Dalton reserves the right to trim or remove plantings that interfere with the ability to view a memorial, or if it encroaches nearby lots.
Any placement of monuments or markers, and any burials must be approved by the Cemetery Sexton.
For the complete rules/regulations and lot prices, please see the Dalton Cemetery Policy [link].
For genealogy research, the majority of Dalton’s gravestones can be found on www.findagrave.com. Terri Parks is willing to assist with any Dalton research as well.
Dalton Cemetery Sexton: Terri Parks – 603-991-5829