Myles Standish Burying Ground

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Myles Standish Burying Ground

The Myles Standish Burying Ground is owned by the town of Duxbury, and claims to be the oldest maintained cemetery in the United States of America. The oldest gravestone in the cemetery is dated 1687 and belongs to John Alden. The most recent gravestone is dated 1789 and belongs to Ezra Arnold.

The Massachusetts Historical Commission does not refer to this cemetery in MACRIS.

This burial place is referenced to in the book "Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to 1850", Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, as G.R.1.

This burial place is referenced to in the book "Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts" by Charles M Thatcher as "Old Cemetery at So. Duxbury".

This burial place is referenced to in the book "The Mayflower Descendant 1620-1920" published by the "Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants" in volume 9 during 1907.

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GPS Coordinates: 42.02507, -70.68751

  • Added: 22 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #640829