Cemetery NumberSK056
TownSOUTH KINGSTOWN
Cemetery NameSYLVESTER WILCOX LOT
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LocationLIBERTY LANE - GREAT SWAMP
StateRI
DirectionSW
Pole Number 
Distance8000
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Size in Feet30
Size in Feet35
Owner 
Burials9
Inscriptions4
Fieldstones9
Tombs 
Exist?YES
Last seen date?2003
Newest1841
Oldest1825
VandalismN
Veteran 
PoleN
CommentThis cemetery is southwest of Liberty Lane, where it crosses the tracks, in the Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area. It is on Great Neck in the Great Swamp 400 feet southeast of the Amtrak railroad tracks. It is 2,600 feet west of the parking area at the bar way. Follow the trail from the parking area for about two thousand feet taking all right forks to the house foundation on the right at GPS coordinates 41º 27.938' x 71º 35.198'. The cemetery is 530 more feet. It is at the north end of the second of three cleared fields. It is 30 feet x 35 feet, in good condition with no enclosure except for a stone wall on the west edge. There is no historical cemetery sign marking this lot. There are nine burials with four inscribed stones and nine fieldstones. James N. Arnold recorded this lot Nov. 19, 1880, his #256, “on land of Benjamin Watson known as the Wilcox farm, Great Neck a burial yard of this family west of the old house now burnt and northeast from new house, beside wall with no protection. In this yard is buried gr. Grandfather Wilcox and his wife and grandmother, his daughter.” Arnold identified three of the crudely marked fieldstones, probably with information conveyed to him by the current owners of the land. He identified S. W. (Sylvester Wilcox), A. W. (Amey Wilcox), and A. U. (Amy Underwood). He also identified one of the rude stones as Palmer Briggs “her son” [Amy Underwood]. The state historical cemetery registration list calls this the Worden Lot. We know from the Arnold recording and confirmed by probate records that this is indeed the Wilcox Lot. Recorded by John Sterling and James Wheaton for a 2004 book on South Kingstown cemeteries.
Conditiongood
Enclosureno enclosure
Gateno gate
Growthovergrown-trees
Terrainlevel