|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Provincetown Smallpox Cemetery is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is northwest of Duck Pond. Parking is permitted along the side of Route 6 in order to allow access the various conservation area hiking trails. The trail that will lead to the cemetery is the first area after Shank Painter Road. Follow the trail to the fire access road gate. Go past the gate about 30 feet to the small area where the trail branches off in 3 directions. On the right, there is a narrow trail that goes up a hill. Follow this trail to the top and then along the ridge. At a low point along this trail, there will be another narrow trail that branches off on the right and leads down to the base of the hill. The cemetery is "enclosed" by the hill one two sides and wetlands on the other two sides. There is no sign. Seven headstones (intact and stubs) can be found here. The site is overgrown.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission does not refer to this cemetery in MACRIS.
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