Indian Burial Ground

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For Native American burial grounds in general, see Mound builder (people).
Indian Burial Ground
Indian Burial Ground is located in Rhode Island
Indian Burial Ground
Indian Burial Ground is located in USA
Indian Burial Ground
Nearest city Charlestown, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°23′48″N 71°38′0″W / 41.39667°N 71.63333°W / 41.39667; -71.63333Coordinates: 41°23′48″N 71°38′0″W / 41.39667°N 71.63333°W / 41.39667; -71.63333
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
NRHP Reference # 70000005[1]
Added to NRHP April 28, 1970

The Indian Burial Ground is a historic Native American cemetery on Narrow Lane in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Now part of a larger municipal park, the small (0.1-acre (0.040 ha)) cemetery is believed to have been the burying ground for leaders of the Narragansett and Niantic tribes. It is now fenced off by an iron post and rail fence, erected in the late 19th century.[2]

The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Indian Burial Ground" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-07-27.