Keene’s new Norton Brook Cemetery – including a Natural, or Green Burial section, is opening May 1, 2024.  

The new town-run cemetery is near the bottom of Spruce Hill, the corner of Rts. 9N and 73.  It is next to the town’s original Norton Cemetery, where the first burial was in 1838.   That cemetery is essentially full, and is now closed except for those families that have already contracted for burials there.

The new 11-acre cemetery is divided into three sections:  one for Green Burials, one for traditional casket/headstone graves, and a third for cremation remains.   Keene’s Green Burial section is among the first in the North Country.

Families and individuals may contact the Keene Town Clerk to learn about acquiring a plot in the Norton Brook Cemetery.  Please email with your question and include your phone number to receive a call back.  A waiting list for burial plots is being developed.

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