Artillery Park

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For the ballpark in Pennsylvania, see Artillery Park (baseball).
Artillery Park
Artillery Park is located in Rhode Island
Artillery Park
Artillery Park is located in the US
Artillery Park
Location Jamestown, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°29′47″N 71°22′29″W / 41.49639°N 71.37472°W / 41.49639; -71.37472Coordinates: 41°29′47″N 71°22′29″W / 41.49639°N 71.37472°W / 41.49639; -71.37472
Built 1656
NRHP Reference # 73000054 [1]
Added to NRHP March 7, 1973

The Artillery Park (also known as the Churchyard Cemetery) is an historic cemetery at North Road and Narragansett Avenue in Jamestown, Rhode Island. It is located at a high point on the southern part of Conanicut Island. It was originally laid out in 1656 as a burying ground and militia training ground, but appears to have only been used as a burying ground since the 1740s. When British forces occupied the island in 1776, there was a brief skirmish there, and the British afterward used the area as a military staging ground.[2] The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Artillery Park" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-08-30.