Old Centre - Old Royalston Cemetery

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The tiny cemetery surrounded by a short stone wall is said to be haunted. Folks have reported seeing a misty woman with long blonde hair and a black shadowy figure that moves very quickly. Also reported have been cold spots and uncomfortable feelings of being watched or even touched.

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Geographic Information

14 Athol Road
Royalston, MA
United States

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42.671420543572474, -72.18798190366215
Worcester County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Royalston, MA (0.4 mi.)
Athol, MA (5.6 mi.)
Richmond, NH (7.2 mi.)
Baldwinville, MA (7.2 mi.)
Winchendon, MA (7.4 mi.)
Warwick, MA (7.7 mi.)
Fitzwilliam, NH (7.9 mi.)
Orange, MA (8.3 mi.)
Phillipston, MA (8.9 mi.)
Templeton, MA (10.1 mi.)


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  1. I’ve experienced nothing paranormal there, but I did find two unusual stones. Cause of death is rarely shown, but two children – Harriet (Pierce?), age 8, and John Nichols, age 17 – were both struck & killed by lightning on July 14, 1845. I’ve included a photo of the Nichols stone.

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