This old farm cemetery, perhaps at least 200 yrs old, is found within 200 yds of the Mt Major hiking trails parking lot. You can see that someone carefully maintains the site. The old road that serves as the start of the main hiking trail to Mt Major's summit was first built in the 1800's or earlier to serve several farms that were established on the northern slope of the mountain - several old cellar holes can still be found on that side of the mountain. By the mid 1800's farmers had cleared about 80% of NH's land south of the White Mts. Between the mid-1800's and the mid 1900's, as people left their farms for work in newly developed factories, new forest growth reclaimed much of that cleared land - since then the forests have begun to slowly dissappear again to create homes for a booming population.
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