Bennington Street Burying Ground

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Bennington Street Burying Ground
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View of the cemetery in 2009.
Bennington Street Burying Ground is located in Massachusetts
Bennington Street Burying Ground
Location East Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′52″N 71°1′15″W / 42.38111°N 71.02083°W / 42.38111; -71.02083Coordinates: 42°22′52″N 71°1′15″W / 42.38111°N 71.02083°W / 42.38111; -71.02083
Area 3.6 acres (1.5 ha)
Built 1838
NRHP Reference # 02000548[1]
Added to NRHP May 22, 2002

The Bennington Street Burying Ground is a historic cemetery on Bennington Street, between Swift St. and Harmony St., in East Boston, Massachusetts.

The cemetery was established in 1838,[2] in a late version of the traditional rectilinear colonial cemetery, rather than the rural cemetery style that was then just beginning to come into vogue. The cemetery has more than 300 graves, the oldest dating to 1819 (probably a reburial from another location).[3] The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

The professional baseball player Red Woodhead was interred at the cemetery in 1881.[4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Lambert, David Allen (2002). A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries. New England Historic Genealogical Society. p. 27. ISBN 0880821345. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Bennington Street Burying Ground". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  4. ^ "Red Woodhead Statistics and History". Baseball Reference. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 

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