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Cemeteries
of Grafton, Massachusetts

All known cemeteries in Grafton are listed.

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Old Oak Street Burial Ground
also known as "The Old and Indian Cemetery"

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Note the many leaning stones! Some had tipped over, others close to falling.
Many thanks to the volunteers who've met to right them as part of the ongoing
"Raise the Stones" project, organized by the Grafton Historical Society.

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A booklet by Rita R. Martin: The Old Oak Street Burial Groundcover.jpg (25571 bytes)

Contents:
Acknowledgments | Preface | Old Burying Ground
Gravestone Material | Carvings Symbolism | Carvers Identified

Selected Gravestones including inscriptions:
Rand | Barrett | Hall | Prentice | Wadsworth | Steevens | Temple | Huldah-Flagg | Hills
Rice | Brooks | Adams | Rev.Prentice | J.Willard | B.Willard | Brooks | Warrin | Brown
Brigham | Taylor | Harrington | Meriam | Stow | Brooks | Adams | Goulding | Grout | Adams | Hassanamisco Indians | Willard-Whipple | Johnson-Nickles | Meriam-Drury | Batcheller(3)Unk.

A Listing of the Gravestones:
1 of 8  |  2 of 8  |  3 of 8  |  4 of 8  |  5 of 8   |  6 of 8  |  7 of 8  |  8 of 8

"Gravestone Locator Map"
Caution, large file (484 kb)
It's basically just graph paper with numbers,
but is the only grave site locator for this cemetery known to exist.

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More on the "Old Oak St. Burial Ground" (and others)
from the book by Susan Salisbury:
smcc_cover.jpg (15273 bytes) "Southern Massachusetts Cemetery Collection"smcc_back.jpg (73846 bytes)

 

Old Oak St. Burial Ground
1 of 7 | 2 of 7 | 3 of 7 | 4 of 7 | 5 of 7 | 6 of 7 | 7 of 7

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Fairview Cemetery
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in South Grafton on Providence Rd.
   1 of 3  |  2 of 3  |  3 of 3
 

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Pine Grove Cemetery
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in North Grafton

  1 of 7 | 2 of 7 | 3 of 7 | 4 of 7 | 5 of 7 | 6 of 7 | 7 of 7

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Riverside Cemetery
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        (Protestant) on Millbury St.
 
 

Riverside Cemetery Scenes and Stones
 
 

Maps of the Cemetery Sections/Lots
These 5 maps are very large physically and some in file size also.
Patience please if you click on either of the largest ones...

 

RiversideUpperSectionQualLO.JPG (1432379 bytes)
Upper Section
1.4 MB
Caution: Long Download Time
(Large Detailed Map)

RiversideLowerRecentLO.jpg (257956 bytes)
Lower Recent Section
252 KB

RiversideLowerOld.JPG (551766 bytes)
Lower Old Section
539 KB
 

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Section E
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Section F
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Saint Philips Cemetery
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(Catholic) on Millbury St.

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Indian Burying Ground
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at the bottom of Bruce St.

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Farnumsville Cemetery
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in South Grafton on Providence Rd.

Capacity reached in 1890

Another link to photo & historic description 
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There is also an old cemetery located on grounds formerly belonging to the Grafton State Hospital. Shown on a map to be near Rt.30 and Pine St.
See http://www.1856.org/grafton/grafton.html for map and info.

According to the following website http://www.namimass.org/cemetery/walk.htm
"At Grafton State Hospital, there are 1,041 people buried. Markers are simply numbered."

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