Johnson Cemetery Brantford Ontario

Johnson Cemetery Brantford Ontario

About Johnson Cemetery in Brantford, Ontario

I had spotted this old cemetery years ago and always wanted to stop and see it.
Just a few weeks ago, fellow Ontario explorer and adventure seeker Adam Shoalts sent me a message that he had spotted, what looked like an abandoned cemetery, off the highway 403 in Brantford.
I quickly looked on Google Maps and it was that same cemetery.
So, with thanks to Adam for the nudge, I headed to the cemetery yesterday to finally go and see it!
If you are travelling eastbound down Highway 403 from Brantford Ontario, just after you pass the Johnson Road overpass, if you look to the right at just the right time – you’ll notice a very old hidden cemetery in an overgrown field.
Located to the east off Johnson Road, approximately 500 feet south of Highway 403, on a hill above the banks of Fairchild Creek, in Brantford Township, sits a long-forgotten graveyard.
There are marked graves for at least 28 people, however, there are likely several others who are buried here in unmarked graves.
The names on the grave markers are for the Cole, File, Healy, Hopkins, Johnson, Lane, Sage, Simpson and Squire families.
There are several small stones with miscellaneous initials, possibly the burial of children. Also, two small stones named “Mother” and “George H.”
The earliest date on the graves is 1819 and the latest is 1909, the youngest person laid to rest here was only 2 years old and the oldest was 79.
These photos start with what you will see from the 403 followed by the short walk in from Johnson Road and right up to the cemetery itself!

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