Chelsea Garden Cemetery

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Chelsea Garden Cemetery
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Chelsea Garden Cemetery is located in Massachusetts
Chelsea Garden Cemetery
Chelsea Garden Cemetery is located in USA
Chelsea Garden Cemetery
Location 70 Central St., Chelsea, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°23′25″N 71°1′59″W / 42.39028°N 71.03306°W / 42.39028; -71.03306Coordinates: 42°23′25″N 71°1′59″W / 42.39028°N 71.03306°W / 42.39028; -71.03306
Area 3.2 acres (1.3 ha)
NRHP Reference #

01000089

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Added to NRHP February 09, 2001

Chelsea Garden Cemetery is a historic cemetery bounded by Shawmut Street, and Central and Chester Avenues in Chelsea, Massachusetts. The cemetery was established in 1841 to provide the city a burying ground in the then-fashionable rural cemetery style. It has a network of paths which wind over the undulating 3 acres (1.2 ha) of terrain. One of its focal points was originally a man-made pond, located at the lowest point in the cemetery; it was filled in late in the 19th century. The cemetery is estimated to hold more than 1,600 burials; due to the transient nature of the Chelsea population over the period of the cemetery's existence, with little historical continuity, it has had a history neglect and vandalism. The fringes of the cemetery were also damaged by the 1908 fire that devastated the city (which also destroyed some cemetery records).[2]

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Chelsea Garden Cemetery". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-29.