Ancient Burying Ground

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Ancient Burying Ground
Ancient Burying Ground is located in Massachusetts
Ancient Burying Ground
Location Barnstable, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°39′17″N 70°20′38″W / 41.65472°N 70.34389°W / 41.65472; -70.34389Coordinates: 41°39′17″N 70°20′38″W / 41.65472°N 70.34389°W / 41.65472; -70.34389
Architect Unknown
Governing body Local
MPS Barnstable MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP March 13, 1987

The Ancient Burying Ground (or Phinney's Lane Cemetery) is an historic cemetery at Phinney's Lane in Barnstable, Massachusetts. It is the oldest cemetery in the village of Centerville, and the only surviving civic element of its colonial origins. The oldest marked grave in the cemetery is that of Jonathan Hamblen in 1743. Older gravestones in the cemetery are slate with either skull or winged-angel motif, while later markers are of marble or granite.[2]

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Ancient Burying Ground". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 

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