North Burial Ground (Fall River, Massachusetts)

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North Burial Ground
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North Burial Ground (Fall River, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
North Burial Ground (Fall River, Massachusetts)
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°43′11″N 71°9′0″W / 41.71972°N 71.15000°W / 41.71972; -71.15000Coordinates: 41°43′11″N 71°9′0″W / 41.71972°N 71.15000°W / 41.71972; -71.15000
Built 1810
Architectural style Late Victorian, Exotic Revival, Other
Governing body Local
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #

83000695

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Added to NRHP February 16, 1983

North Burial Ground is a historic cemetery located on North Main Street between Brightman and Cory Streets in Fall River, Massachusetts. The cemetery was established in 1810 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It is the oldest city-owned cemetery in Fall River.

The cemetery features a fieldstone gatehouse, built about 1890 and an Egyptian Revival receiving tomb built in 1849 from local Fall River granite. After Oak Grove Cemetery opened in 1855, the remains of many were transferred there from North Burial Ground, as it was considered to be the more fashionable resting place.[2]

Notable burials[edit]

  • Holder Borden (1798-1837) - Founder of the American Print Works. (Later moved to Oak Grove Cemetery). [3]
  • Orin Fowler (1791-1852) - A prominent local minister, author and U.S. Representative.

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