Burton Old Cemetery

The following is a transcription of the Burton Old Cemetery located near the village of Burton, British Columbia, Canada.

Burton Old Cemetery Cairn

Historical Background

The Burton Old Cemetery is commemorated by a cairn placed beside Highway No. 6 near the village of Burton. Not far from this site was the location of the cemetery. With the flooding of the Arrow Lakes this cemetery was covered with heavy rock before flooding took place and a list of all known graves was made.

The bronze plaque near the gates of the new Burton Community cemetery lists the names of all those known burials in the old cemetery.

Burton Old Cemetery Plaque

The old cemetery in Burton was established by the local Women's Institute around 1923 when they purchased land from Mrs. Gayford and established a community cemetery.

Albert Johnson, now a resident of the old cemetery, built a number of the coffins used.


The old cemetery now lies under the water of the Arrow Lakes covered by rock and gravel.

Driving Directions

This cairn is placed beside Highway No. 6 near the village of Burton.

Google View Burton Old Cemetery Cairn

The plaque listing the names of the interments of the old cemetery can be found at the Burton Community Cemetery. Note that this plaque lists only the names; additional information on birth and death dates was discovered through additional source of information listed below.

Burton Old Cemetery Plaque


The interments for the Burton Old Cemetery can be viewed as a pdf file here » interments.pdf

Additional sources of information:

  1. BC Vital Events Index
  2. familysearch.org
  3. Whisle Stops Along the Columbia River Narrows Burton New Horizons Book Committee, 1982

Last updated July 2012