Cemetery notes and/or description: The cemetery was first used during the battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. This cemetery was part of the Freedom Trail. British soldiers placed cannon here to bombard Breed's HIll on June 17, 1775. Robert Newman, black educator Prince Hall, and blacks and mulattos who worked in the shipyards of the North End are interred within these ancient grounds dating to 1660.
This cemetery is referred to as BOS.808 Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the "MACRIS Survey of Massachusetts Cemeteries". It was established in 1660.