King's Chapel Burying Ground

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King's Chapel Burying Ground
King's Chapel burial ground
Location Tremont and School Streets, Boston, MA
Coordinates 42°21′29.7″N 71°3′35.4″W / 42.358250°N 71.059833°W / 42.358250; -71.059833Coordinates: 42°21′29.7″N 71°3′35.4″W / 42.358250°N 71.059833°W / 42.358250; -71.059833
Part of King's Chapel (#74002045[1])
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 2, 1974
Designated CP October 9, 1960
King's Chapel and Burying Ground, 1833

King's Chapel Burying Ground is a historic cemetery at King's Chapel on Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the oldest cemetery in the city and is a site on the Freedom Trail.

King's Chapel Burying Ground was founded in 1630 as the first cemetery in the city of Boston. According to custom, the first interment was that of the land's original owner, Isaac Johnson. It was Boston's only burial site for 30 years (1630–1660). After being unable to locate land elsewhere, in 1686 the local Anglican congregation was allotted land in the cemetery to build King's Chapel.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Foote. Annals of King's Chapel. Boston: Little, Brown, 1896.
  3. ^ The Clapp Memorial: Record of the Clapp Family in America, Ebenezer Clapp, David Clapp & Son, Boston, 1876
  4. ^ Fletcher, Ron (2005-02-25). "Who's buried in Dawes's tomb?". Boston Globe. 
  5. ^ Snow, Edward Rowe. Pirates and Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast. Boston: Yankee Publishing Co., 1944.
  6. ^ The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. LXIV, The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, Published by the Society, Boston, 1910
  7. ^ Dr. Starr's daughter Hannah was the wife of John Cutt, the first President of the Province of New Hampshire.

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Preceded by
King's Chapel
Locations along Boston's Freedom Trail
King's Chapel Burying Ground
Succeeded by
site of the first public school, Boston Latin School