Cemetery Commission

The Barrington Cemetery Commission was established in January 1909 when Frederick S. Peck, a Barrington State Legislator and prominent citizen, gave the Town of Barrington a $10,000.00 endowment with the proviso that the citizens would elect three Commissioners, one each year for a three-year term, to have all management and control of Barrington Town Cemeteries. Since that time, no Town taxes have been raised or allocated for the care and maintenance of Barrington's six cemeteries.

 

Per the Town Charter, the Commissioners of Cemeteries and Burial Grounds have full control and management of all cemeteries and burial grounds belonging to the Town or in which the Town has any interest. The Commission has the right to sell and dispose of burial lots belonging to the Town and any interest of the Town in any burial lots in the cemeteries and burial grounds for such price, and under such terms, restrictions, rules and regulations, as they shall adopt.

 

Find more information about each cemetery below.

 

For more information, see the Town Charter, Title 16, Chapter 1.

 

Meetings, Minutes and Agendas

 

The Cemetery Commission meets on a monthly basis and its meetings are open to the public. The Commission's minutes and agendas are available through the Secretary of State's website.

Cemetery Commission (Bernardo x305)

Library Trustees Meeting Room or Zoom, 6:00 PM

 

2021 SCHEDULE

Tuesday, January 19

Tuesday, February 16

Tuesday, March 16

Tuesday, April 20

Tuesday, May 18

Tuesday, June 15

Tuesday, July 20

Tuesday, August 17

Tuesday, September 21

Tuesday, October 19

Tuesday, November 16

Tuesday, December 21

Secretary of State - Agendas, Minutes

 

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Our Cemeteries
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Forest Chapel

 

Nayatt Rd. 
Barrington, RI 02806
Latitude: 41.7285697
Longitude: -71.3110585

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission Database 

Locate a grave using CemeteryFind

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Prince's Hill

 

283 County Rd.

Barrington, RI 02806
Latitude: 41.74124191
Longitude: -71.30923943 

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission Database 

Locate a grave using CemeteryFind

Historical Cemeteries
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Tyler Point Burial Ground

 

24 Tyler Point Road, 
Barrington, Rhode Island 02806
Latitude: 41.73562485
Longitude: -71.29111048

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission Database 

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Watson Yard (Matthew Watson Cemetery)

 

1-99 Brick Pond Dr, 
Barrington, RI 02806
Latitude: 41.73193296
Longitude: -71.32414485 

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission Database 

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Allin Yard (Allin Burial Ground)

 

Bay Spring Ave, 
Barrington, RI 02806
Latitude: 41.748044
Longitude: -71.346689

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission Database 

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Knockum Hill Burial Ground

 

New Meadow Road & Warren Avenue
Telephone Pole #33, 
Barrington, RI 02806
Latitude: 41.77007188
Longitude: -71.30329066

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission Database 

Active Cemeteries
Members
  • John E. Anderson

  • James Bessel

  • Suzanne Cherau

  • Erika C. Farrell

  • Stephen Kirby, Chair

  • Jacob N.S. Brier, Council Liaison

Superintendent of Cemeteries

Enzly Ramsay
Ramsay's Inc.
24 Verndale Circle
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809