Metfern Cemetery

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Metfern Cemetery

  • 475 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 02453 USA
  • 6 Memorials added (83% photographed)

Located in a wooded area on the former grounds of the Metropolitan State Hospital and accessible by walking approximately 0.62 miles from the abandoned hospital building located off of Trapelo Road. The cemetery is 2/3 acre consisting of 28 rows of graves containing 367 known burials. Five of the graves have proper markers with names. The remaining 362 burials have concrete blocks bearing a number and a letter – “C” for Catholic, and “P” for Protestant. Residents of the Walter E. Fernald Center and the Metropolitan State Hospital were buried in graves here between 1947 through 1979. For deaths between 1880 and 1946, the residents were buried in unmarked graves at the Mount Feake Cemetery. The burial records are kept at the Massachusetts Department of Health and are not accessible to the public.

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GPS Coordinates: 42.39976, -71.2065

  • Added: 8 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #749853