North Burial Ground

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North Burial Ground
North Burial Ground.entry.20110721.jpg
Entry marker to North Burial Ground
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Built 1700
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

77000003

[1]
Added to NRHP September 13, 1977
Mowry Tavern (now demolished), a stone-ender on Abbott St., as it looked in ca. 1885, with the Cemetery behind it

The North Burial Ground is a 110-acre (0.45 km2) cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island, dating to 1700. It was the first public cemetery in Providence.[2]

Providence had no state churches and therefore no adjacent public burial grounds until the year 1700 (64 years after its founding) because Rhode Island's religious and government institutions were so rigorously kept distinct, dating back to its founding by Roger Williams in 1636. Before creating this cemetery, townspeople buried their dead in family plots on individual farms.

Notable interments[edit]

North Burial Ground has the burials of many notable Rhode Island figures:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Rogak, Lisa (2004). Stones and Bones of New England: A Guide to Unusual, Historic, and Otherwise Notable Cemeteries. Globe Pequot. p. 159. 
  3. ^ "ALLEN, Philip, (1785 - 1865)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ Perry, Amos (1883). Memorial of Zachariah Allen: 1795-1882. J. Wilson and son. p. 52. 
  5. ^ Rogak, Lisa (2004). Stones and Bones of New England: A Guide to Unusual, Historic, and Otherwise Notable Cemeteries. Globe Pequot. p. 159. 
  6. ^ Rogak, Lisa (2004). Stones and Bones of New England: A Guide to Unusual, Historic, and Otherwise Notable Cemeteries. Globe Pequot. p. 159. 
  7. ^ Rogak, Lisa (2004). Stones and Bones of New England: A Guide to Unusual, Historic, and Otherwise Notable Cemeteries. Globe Pequot. p. 159. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "The Early Records of the Town of Providence, Volume 18" by Snow & Farnham Company, 1904.

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Coordinates: 41°50′34″N 71°24′29″W / 41.84278°N 71.40806°W / 41.84278; -71.40806