Worcester Cemetery, named after the Reverend Samuel Worcester who founded a Mission school and printing office nearby, was founded around 1839.
One of the first people interred there was Elias Boudinot, former editor of the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper and signer of the Treaty of New Echota.
Reverend Worcester, his wives and two of his daughters and their families are buried there, along with other missionaries and children who attended the mission.
Many of the graves in Worcester Cemetery are unmarked.
The cemetery is managed by the Oklahoma Historical Society and is no longer active.