Cemetery Trustees

The Town of Thornton has 5 cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the Cemetery Trustees. The three-member Board of Cemetery Trustees is elected to oversee the operation of all public cemeteries (including those older private cemeteries which have, under State law, reverted to Town responsibility), and to establish new public cemeteries.

The 5 cemeteries are:

  • Pine Grove Cemetery located on Route 175  (lots available)
  • Mad River Cemetery located on Upper Mad River Road (lots available)
  • Blake Mountain Cemetery (fka Hanson Cemetery) located on Route 3
  • Wildcat Cemetery located off of Tripoli Road
  • Orris Road Cemetery (aka Packard Graveyard) located on Orris Road

If you need assistance purchasing a cemetery lot please contact the Key Contact as shown.

Grave opening fees shall be paid and submitted to the Town Town of Thornton according to the Cemetery Rules & Regulations after arrangements are made with the Cemetery Trustee Key Contact for the burial and prior to the burial:


Town of Thornton
Attn: Finance Department
Re: Cemetery Burial Fees
16 Merrill Accees Rd.
Thornton, NH 03285

Board Members

Name Title
Geraldine A Benton Trustee (2026)
Wendy Johnston Trustee (2025)
Michael Benton Trustee (2024)