Registered to County of Wellington. No entrance from the road. Accessible from the Trestle Bridge Walking Trail.
From plaques on site: "Between 1877 and 1947, over 1500 destitute men, women and children sought refuge at the Wellington County House of Industry and Refuge, or the 'Poorhouse' as everyone called it. Built as an industrial Farm, the site included a sixty bed house, thirty acres of crops and a barn for livestock. Many of the inmates were admitted because of their poor health or advanced age and had no one to care for them. Within weeks of the first admissions to the Poorhouse in late 1877, an inmate died and a County by-law designated a burial ground for 'the pauper inmates whose friends do not claim their bodies.' The one-acre cemetery was laid out in rows with wooden crosses marking the graves. A fence around the perimeter kept out livestock. More than 270 men, women and children are buried here. Their names, ages, death dates and the area of the County in which they lived have been paced on plaques in the cemetery.
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Indexed by Peggy Nagle 
Some persons named in this index may not be interred in this cemetery. They are designated as spouse or parent on appropriate stones, and may not have their own birth and death recorded here (See our FAQ).
Women, if maiden names are known, will appear under both their maiden and married names.
This index represents ALL visible headstones still in existence at the time this cemetery was visited
|SADLER, Ann 1792 - 1898 (age: 106)|
|SCOTT, William 1822 - 1892 (age: 70)|
|SEARLE, Simon 1835 - 1907 (age: 72)|
|SHAW, Thomas 1852 - 1914 (age: 62)|
|SHEPHERD, Eliza 1859 - 1880 (age: 21)|
|SHIELD, Rachel 1818 - 1885 (age: 67)|
|SHIELDS, Isabella 1810 - 1897 (age: 87)|
|SHIRKEY, James 1821 - 1886 (age: 65)|
|SIMONDS, Thomas 1818 - 1883 (age: 65)|
|SIMONS, Catherine 1880 - 1880 (age: 9m)|
|SINCLAIR, Archibald 1811 - 1896 (age: 85)|
|SLATER, Daniel 1801 - 1886 (age: 85)|
|SMITH, Henry 1843 - 1918 (age: 75)|
|SMITH, Jane 1797 - 1893 (age: 96)|
|SMITH, Jane 1844 - 1915 (age: 71)|
|SMITH, Jessie 1799 - 1884 (age: 85)|
|SMITH, John 1853 - 1928 (age: 75)|
|SMITH, Thomas C 1815 - 1904 (age: 89)|
|SMITH, Walter 1866 - 1941 (age: 75)|
|SOUTH, Joseph 1876 - 1918 (age: 42)|
|STAFFORD, Flora 1862 - 1913 (age: 51)|
|STAFFORD, Lewis 1800 - 1887 (age: 87)|
|STEWART, Donald 1835 - 1919 (age: 84)|
|STEWART, Hannah 1862 - 1942 (age: 80)|
|STEWART, John 1805 - 1888 (age: 83)|
|STEWART, John 1805 - 1877 (age: 83)|
|STREMPEL, Christopher 1817 - 1880 (age: 63)|
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