Dorchester North Burying Ground

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Dorchester North Burying Ground
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Dorchester North Burying Ground is located in Massachusetts
Dorchester North Burying Ground
Dorchester North Burying Ground is located in the US
Dorchester North Burying Ground
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°19′0″N 71°3′52″W / 42.31667°N 71.06444°W / 42.31667; -71.06444Coordinates: 42°19′0″N 71°3′52″W / 42.31667°N 71.06444°W / 42.31667; -71.06444
Built 1633
NRHP Reference # 74000915[1]
Added to NRHP April 18, 1974

The Dorchester North Burying Ground (or "First Burying Ground in Dorchester") is a historic graveyard at Stoughton Street and Columbia Road in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

The burial ground was established in 1634, as the front sign reads[2] and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and was designated as a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 1981.[3] The burying Ground is surrounded by a wall of concrete, with cut-out sections containing iron fencing along Columbia Road, which replaced a 19th-century decorative iron and granite fence. The original gates still provide entrance and are signified by large commemorative bronze tablets placed by the city in 1883.[4] The site contains over 1200 markers, many of early Dorchester settlers.[5]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Photo of Burying Ground Sign". Find a Grave. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Flynn, Raymond L. (1986). Historic Burying Grounds Report And Inventory: October, 1986. Boston: Mayor of Boston; contained in Boston Public Library. 
  4. ^ "Dorchester North Burying Ground". Find A Grave. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Trees & Gardens – An Upham's Corner Photo Tour 2011 Dorchester North Burying Ground". Upham's Corner News Online. Retrieved 27 November 2012.