Phipps Street Burying Ground

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Phipps Street Burying Ground
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Phipps Street Burying Ground is located in Boston
Phipps Street Burying Ground
Phipps Street Burying Ground is located in Massachusetts
Phipps Street Burying Ground
Phipps Street Burying Ground is located in the US
Phipps Street Burying Ground
Location Phipps Street, Charlestown
Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′35″N 71°4′4″W / 42.37639°N 71.06778°W / 42.37639; -71.06778Coordinates: 42°22′35″N 71°4′4″W / 42.37639°N 71.06778°W / 42.37639; -71.06778
Area 1.8 acres (0.73 ha)
Built 1630
NRHP Reference #

74000907

[1]
Added to NRHP May 14, 1974

The Phipps Street Burying Ground is a historic cemetery on Phipps Street in Charlestown, now a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

The burial ground was created in 1630, when Charlestown was a separate community from Boston; it is the oldest cemetery within Boston's present limits. The "Charlestown Carver", an anonymous stone cutter active in the 1660s, began an important regional style that was continued by the Lamson family for many generations.[2]

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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Interments[edit]

Since it was the only cemetery in Charlestown (which was annexed to Boston in the 19th century) for many years, it had a wide range of class and situation:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c On site plaque provided by The Bostonian Society photographed November 17, 2009
  3. ^ a b "Phipps Street Cemetery". Find A Grave.