Marstons Mills Hearse House and Cemetery

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Marstons Mills Hearse House and Cemetery
Marstons Mills Hearse House and Cemetery is located in Massachusetts
Marstons Mills Hearse House and Cemetery
Location Barnstable, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°39′43″N 70°24′31″W / 41.66194°N 70.40861°W / 41.66194; -70.40861Coordinates: 41°39′43″N 70°24′31″W / 41.66194°N 70.40861°W / 41.66194; -70.40861
Built 1780
Architect Unknown
Governing body Local
MPS Barnstable MRA
NRHP Reference #

87000302

[1]
Added to NRHP March 13, 1987

The Marstons Mills Hearse House and Cemetery is a historic cemetery on Massachusetts Route 149 in the Marstons Mills section of Barnstable, Massachusetts. The hearse house, essentially a garage, was built c. 1885 to house a hearse for the village of Marstons Mills, and was one of seven such buildings erected in Barnstable. It is one of only two that are now left, and the only one that is relatively unaltered and in its original setting. It presently serves as a utility shed for the Marston Mills Cemetery, and is maintained by the local historic society.[2]

The Marston Mills Cemetery was established in 1775, and is the resting place of many of the village's early settlers. It is located on the northwest side of Route 149, between Mistic Drive and Cammett Road. It is still in active use; the oldest graves are nearest the street.[3]

The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Marston Mills Hearse House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  3. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Marston Mills Cemetery". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-02.