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Cemetery of the Week #139: Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Hull Street and Snowhill Street Boston, Massachusetts Telephone: (617) 635-4505 Founded: 1659 Closed: sometime during the 1850s Size: 4 acres Number of interments: more than 10,000 Open: Daily 9 AM to 5 PM GPS coordinates: 42° … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #109: Central Burying Ground

Central Burying Ground On Boston Common at Boylston Street between Tremont Street and Charles Street Boston, Massachusetts 02116 Telephone: 617-635-4505 Established: 1754 In Use: 1756 – 1856, although tomb burials continued into the 1950s and cremated remains were buried there … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #61: Granary Burying Ground

Old Granary Burying Ground 101a Tremont Street at Bromfield Boston, MA 02108 Telephone: (617) 635-4505 Founded: 1660 Size: 2 acres Number of interments: 5000, or perhaps as many as 8000, under 2345 markers Open: Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., … Continue reading

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Silent City on a Hill: Picturesque Landscapes of Memory And Boston’s Mount Auburn Cemetery by Blanche M.G. Linden My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mount Auburn is arguably the most important cemetery in America. Founded by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #31: Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge, MA 02138 Telephone: (617) 547-7105 Founded: 1831 Size: 175 acres Number of Interments: 95,000, give or take Open: October through April: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. From May through August, the grounds … Continue reading

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