Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Worden ( Bannockburn) Cemetery, Acton

Worden (Bannockburn) Cemetery is located on the N/E corner of Hwy 7 and Fifth Line in Acton, Halton Hills.  The land was originally granted to Christian Barnes who sold half to Enoch Wisswell and the other half to Samuel Worden.  In 1865 William Henry Wisswell and his wife Lucinda sold their share of the land to Samuel Worden, reserving 1/4 of an acre for a burying ground.  The agreement stated that the grounds shall be used as a family burying ground for the said parties, the Worden's and Wisswell's.

In 1953 the community of Bannockburn gathered the headstones and erected the cairn in memory of the pioneers. The site is maintained by the City of Halton Hills.

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