Pine Grove Cemetery (Leominster, Massachusetts)

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Pine Grove Cemetery
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Pine Grove Cemetery
Pine Grove Cemetery (Leominster, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Pine Grove Cemetery (Leominster, Massachusetts)
Pine Grove Cemetery (Leominster, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Pine Grove Cemetery (Leominster, Massachusetts)
Location Leominster, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′53.8″N 71°45′20.85″W / 42.531611°N 71.7557917°W / 42.531611; -71.7557917Coordinates: 42°31′53.8″N 71°45′20.85″W / 42.531611°N 71.7557917°W / 42.531611; -71.7557917
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1776
NRHP Reference # 08000168[1]
Added to NRHP March 12, 2008

The Pine Grove Cemetery, also known as the First Meetinghouse Burying Ground, is an historic cemetery on Tremaine and Main Streets in Leominster, Massachusetts. Established in 1742, it is the city's oldest cemetery. It was originally located adjacent to the community's first meeting house. That meeting house was dismantled in 1774, and the cemetery was expanded in 1776, and again in the 1820s to reach its present size of 3 acres (1.2 ha).[2]

The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 12, 2008.[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 Pine Grove Cemetery". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-01.