The first St. Matthew's Church stood here. It was in that early building that the Colonial Clock (now in the Old County Courthouse) was first installed. The grassy area near Churton street contains early graves whose gravestones have vanished. The cemetery contains the graves of some of Hillsborough's most noted individuals and families. Family names such as Richards, Graham, Berry, Phillips, Nash, Brown, Hooker, Webb-long, and Hooper-Hogg-Norwood are engraved on the 184 original markers.