Eliot Burying Ground

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Eliot Burying Ground
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Eliot Burying Ground is located in Massachusetts
Eliot Burying Ground
Eliot Burying Ground is located in the United States
Eliot Burying Ground
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°19′55″N 71°4′55″W / 42.33194°N 71.08194°W / 42.33194; -71.08194Coordinates: 42°19′55″N 71°4′55″W / 42.33194°N 71.08194°W / 42.33194; -71.08194
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #74000388[1]
Added to NRHPJune 25, 1974

Eliot Burying Ground (or ""Eustis Street Burying Ground" or "First Burying Ground in Roxbury") is a historic seventeenth-century graveyard at Eustis and Washington Streets in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It occupies a roughly triangular lot of 0.8 acres (0.32 ha).

Founded in 1630, the cemetery is the oldest in Roxbury[2] (which was annexed to Boston in 1868). It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The graveyard is one of several historic properties within the Eustis Street Architectural Conservation District of the Boston Landmarks Commission. Many well-known historical figures of colonial Massachusetts are buried at Eliot Burying Ground, including John Eliot, and members of the Dudley family, including Governors Thomas and Joseph Dudley, and Chief Justice Paul Dudley.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Eliot Burying Ground". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-09-11.
  3. ^ Roxbury Roxbury Latin students ventured to burial site of school's founder, John Eliot, wickedlocal.com, 7 November 2009