Neck of Land Cemetery

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Neck of Land Cemetery
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Neck of Land Cemetery is located in Massachusetts
Neck of Land Cemetery
Neck of Land Cemetery is located in the US
Neck of Land Cemetery
Location Taunton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°53′52″N 71°5′9″W / 41.89778°N 71.08583°W / 41.89778; -71.08583Coordinates: 41°53′52″N 71°5′9″W / 41.89778°N 71.08583°W / 41.89778; -71.08583
Built 1687
MPS Taunton MRA
NRHP Reference #

85001530

[1]
Added to NRHP July 10, 1985

The Neck of Land Cemetery is a small historic cemetery on Summer Street in Taunton, Massachusetts. Established in 1687 near the confluence of the Mill and Taunton Rivers, it was the city's first cemetery. Most of its graves predate 1800; there are four burials before 1700, including two children. The cemetery is a roughly rectangular plot, about 0.5 acres (0.20 ha) in size, on the south side of Summer Street, between Prospect and West Summer Streets.[2]

The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[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 Neck of Land Cemetery". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
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