Grove Hill Cemetery

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Grove Hill Cemetery
Waltham MA Grove Hill Cemetery.jpg
Grove Hill Cemetery is located in Massachusetts
Grove Hill Cemetery
Grove Hill Cemetery is located in the US
Grove Hill Cemetery
Location Waltham, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′34″N 71°13′17″W / 42.37611°N 71.22139°W / 42.37611; -71.22139Coordinates: 42°22′34″N 71°13′17″W / 42.37611°N 71.22139°W / 42.37611; -71.22139
Area 9.4 acres (3.8 ha)
Built 1703
MPS Waltham MRA
NRHP Reference # 89001549[1]
Added to NRHP September 28, 1989

The Grove Hill Cemetery is a historic cemetery at 290 Main Street in Waltham, Massachusetts. Established in 1703, the cemetery was Waltham's only cemetery until 1857, when Mount Feake Cemetery opened. It was authorized in 1703, but its initial 2.3-acre (0.93 ha) parcel of land was not purchased until 1704. The first documented burial, however, took place in November 1703. The northwest section of the cemetery is its oldest portion, and includes a number of unmarked gravesites. The cemetery continues in active use today, and contains a representative sample of funerary art spanning 300 years. It now covers more than 9 acres (3.6 ha), extending between Main and Grove Streets. Its main entrance features posts with an Egyptian Revival theme, a style continued with the presence of obelisks dispersed on the grounds.[2]

The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Grove Hill Cemetery". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-26.