Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday- A Leg Cemetery?

Leg Cemetery, Sterling, Massachusetts

I don't know if Leg is a surname, or perhaps the cemetery is only for body parts? I giggle everytime I pass by this cemetery located on Redemption Rock road. One famous person buried here is Robert B. Thomas (1766 - 1846), publisher of the Old Farmer's Almanac. He taught school in Sterling.

Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. I looked it up in Dave Lambert's Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries being suspicious that the lovely sign is incorrect. It is listed as Legg with a date of 1725.

  2. Midge, you are correct! But this sign has been here since I learned to read umpteen years ago (OK, over 40 years ago!)

  3. It doesn't matter to me which spelling it is, I think it's funny! :)