Cemetery Plots

Cemetery, hill with headstones
Two men mounting cemetery headstone obelisk
Cemetery grassy knoll
The Western Star Cemetery is located in a rural setting on the East side of Medina Line Road. It is near the former hamlet of Western Star, which was located at the intersection of South Medina Line and Greenwich Roads.

Maintenance


The Cemetery is maintained by the City of Norton. The City still has a few plots available for purchase.

History


The oldest section of the Western Star Cemetery has been closed to burials since 1959. In that section, there are some very old graves of veteran soldiers from the Wars of 1776, 1812, World Wars I and II. The earliest known burial is of Seth Lucas, who died on September 5, 1815 at the age of 49 years. Read a History of Events (PDF).

Surveying & Plotting


In September, 1987, surveying and plotting of the northern section of the cemetery was completed by registered surveyors. This section was divided into standard lot sections of 90 lots, with three to four graves per lot. An infant section was created with 40 graves and a cremations section with 64 graves. These lots and grave plots are available for purchase and burial purposes, per City ordinance, which sets the fees.