The wood-frame chapel adjacent to the cemetery sits on Rhode Island Route 44 west of Edgewood Drive. Built as a schoolhouse in c. 1830, it is one of the few Federal-style schoolhouses to survive in the state, and is probably the best-preserved of that period. It was later (by 1870) converted for use as a meeting house (free chapel) for villagers. Residents would occasionally hire ministers to speak and hold various Christian religious ceremonies.
The cemetery behind the chapel was used as a private cemetery by the Steere, Smith and other local families until opened for public use in 1878.