Nova Scotia Canada
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Hillcrest Cemetery is located on Gallows Hill, beginning at the intersection of Kaulbach and Townsend streets, and extending up the hill and around the Lunenburg Academy Property. The cemetery is owned by the Town of Lunenburg and is still operational. The pre-1867 gravestones are located in the old section of the cemetery nearest the intersection. The earliest known marker is dated 1761. Among the well known persons buried in Hillcrest Cemetery are Nova Scotian historian Beamish Murdoch and Adolphus Gaetz, whose surviving diaries document everyday life in Lunenburg from 1855 until his death in 1873.