Historic Poland Spring

Ricker Family Crest


There are two cemeteries on the property. One, the Robbins Cemetery, is not a contributing object in the historic district although it certainly continues to signify the importance of the innkeeping tradition on the property as it is the final resting place for several members of the current owners of Poland Spring Resort.

The larger and more visible cemetery is the original Ricker burial grounds. Jabez Ricker, the original owner of the property, his three children and descendants of Wentworth Ricker, the first innkeeper, are buried in the cemetery. This is owned by the Wentworth Ricker Cemetery Association.

A listing of the interred individuals is listed at the website findagrave.com. As the information on their site is user driven content, there may be mistakes or inconsistencies. It is only noted here for your information only.

See: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1987102

Generally the cemetery was reserved only for Ricker descendants as it is now; however, there are several individuals including Confederate veteran Robert Cheever, who are buried in the cemetery but have no direct relation to the Ricker family.