Pondville Cemetery

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Pondville Cemetery
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Pondville Cemetery is located in Massachusetts
Pondville Cemetery
Location Everett Street, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°05′06″N 71°17′42″W / 42.085122°N 71.29505°W / 42.085122; -71.29505Coordinates: 42°05′06″N 71°17′42″W / 42.085122°N 71.29505°W / 42.085122; -71.29505
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 14000158[1]
Added to NRHP April 15, 2014

Pondville Cemetery, located on Everett Street, is one of the two oldest cemeteries in Norfolk, Massachusetts. It was established c. 1757, when Norfolk was still part of Wrentham, and now abuts the town line of the two communities. It was established to serve the residents of the Pondville village, which was first settled in the 1730s. The cemetery is laid out on a series of terraces that rise from Everett Street to the west, with the oldest graves in the southwest corner, near the Wrentham line. The oldest stones date to the early 19th century, and one of the most prominent markers is the c.1877 Victorian memorial to Captain Abijah Pond, an American Revolutionary War veteran.[2]

The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Weekly list of actions, 4/14/14 through 4/18/14". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Pondville Cemetery". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-18.