West Parish Burying Ground

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West Parish Burying Ground
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Location River and Cherry street, West Newton, Massachusetts
Governing body City of Newton, Massachusetts
NRHP Reference # 04001221 [1]
Added to NRHP December 13, 2004

The West Parish Burying Ground, also known as the River Street Burying Ground, is an historic cemetery located at River and Cherry streets in West Newton, Massachusetts, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Second Church in Newton, its original owner, was known as the West Parish.

Notable grave sites[edit]

  • Rev. William Greenough, died November 10, 1831, first pastor of the Second Church in Newton.[2]

Present ownership[edit]

West Parish Burying Ground is owned today by the City of Newton, which lists it on its assessment rolls as Old West Newton Cemetery with 70,560 square feet (6,555 m2),[3] but other city webpages list it as River Street Cemetery.[4]

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Coordinates: 42°21′8.20″N 71°13′46.16″W / 42.3522778°N 71.2294889°W / 42.3522778; -71.2294889