Plan of the Cemetery
There are nearly a thousand burials and memorials in the cemetery of Ware Church. Finding one relies on a system of family lot numbers and geographic sections.
The low lot numbers are along the southern border of the cemetery, starting in the southwest corner and running east.
Then numbers increase from west to east as you move from row to row, south to north. The largest numbers are in the northernmost row, near the road entrance.
Lots are assigned to sections this way:
|APVA||148-150, 156, 168, 162, 163|
|Southwest||7-12, 22-26, 39-43, 55-60, 74-78, 92-96|
|South||13-16, 27-30, 44-48, 61-66, 79-84, 97-103|
Sections of the cemetery are shown in this map:
The oldest graves are under the Church floor, and inaccessible.
The next oldest graves are in the Churchyard, within the wall that surrounds the Church.
Tombstones that have been moved from family graveyards are in the APVA section, which is the northernmost part of the Northwest section. A map of the APVA section [pdf] shows the location of each tombstone.