Copp's Hill Burying Ground

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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Also known as New North Burying Ground, North Burial Ground, North Burying Ground, Old North Burying Ground, Small Ground

Hull Street
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02113 USA
Phone 617-635-4505
Memorials 3,204 added (36% photographed)


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.

All of these following lands are inside of Copp's Hill-

New North Burying Ground, Small Ground - On 18 Dec 1809, Capt Jonathan Merry donated a patch of land called Jonathan Merry's Pasture to Copp's Hill for burials. This land was called "New North Burying Ground" and latter called "Small Ground". This land is aligned with Hull St. John Richardson was the first burial 6 Jul 1810 after drowning the day before with the interment tomb being referred to as tomb 1 by the carriers.

Hull St. Cemetery (old) - Was a footpath on Snowhill St leading from Hull St to Charter St. Interments were discontinued in 1853 and all burials were removed Feb 1861 to Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan.

Hull Street Cemetery (New/other) - South-east of Small Ground, 55 tombs were built in 1814 by Hon. Charles Wells. This land is facing Hull St and is where the gun house for the Columbian Artillery used to stand. Edward Bell built 15 tombs in 1827 on this parcel of land.

Charter St Burying Ground - In 1819 Hon. Charles Wells built 34 tombs in between this new land and the old land, facing Charter St. This land was referred to as "Charter St. Burying Ground".


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GPS Coordinates: 42.3670100, -71.0560800

  • Added: 22 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #640795