Cohasset Central Cemetery

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Cohasset Central Cemetery
Cohasset Central Cemetery;2009-08-21.JPG
Cohasset Central Cemetery is located in Massachusetts
Cohasset Central Cemetery
Location Cohasset, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°14′45″N 70°48′26″W / 42.24583°N 70.80722°W / 42.24583; -70.80722Coordinates: 42°14′45″N 70°48′26″W / 42.24583°N 70.80722°W / 42.24583; -70.80722
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 02001612 [1]
Added to NRHP December 27, 2002

Cohasset Central Cemetery is a historic cemetery on North Main Street and Joy Place in Cohasset, Massachusetts.

The first burial was that of Margaret Tower in 1705. However, the gravestone's design suggests it was carved in the 1740s, along with that of her husband, Cohasset's first settler, Ibrook Tower. The oldest gravestone is believed to be that of Sarah Pratt (d. 1706).[2][3] Other notable graves include that of Levi B. Gaylord (1840–1900), the town's only recipient of the Medal of Honor, and the Celtic Cross erected in 1914 on the gravesite of about 45 of 99 Irish immigrants lost in an 1849 shipwreck off Cohasset.[4]

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ David Wadsworth (2005). "Early Burying Grounds". Treasury of Cohasset History. Town of Cohasset. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  3. ^ "Old Slates". Cohasset Central Cemetery. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  4. ^ "19th and 20th Centuries". Cohasset Central Cemetery. Retrieved 2009-09-07.