Linwood Cemetery

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Linwood Cemetery

Location
190 Boston Post Road By-Pass
Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 02493 USA
Phone 781-786-5165
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Linwood Cemetery has been the principle burial ground in Weston from 1873 until present. The original parcel consisted of nine acres, purchased on August 5, 1873 from Marshall Hews for the sum of $2,250. This land was conveyed “For use as a cemetery, and no other.” A new road (now Linwood Avenue) was constructed to connect the new cemetery to Central Cemetery (the Route 20 by-pass did not exist at this time). In August, 1904, the Town took 8.91 acres of land just to the south from Caroline, Frank, and Charles Hews for payment of $2,000. Subsequent expansion through acquisitions of adjoining parcels in 1948 and 1951 brought the total area to fifty acres.

The first person to be buried here was Alonzo F. Benson, 41, July 15, 1874; Pastor of the First Baptist Church, whose inscription reads “The First Tenant of Linwood Cemetery”.

The Cemetery is owned and operated by the Town of Weston with daily operations overseen and performed by the Department of Public Works, Parks and Cemeteries Division.

The cemetery sits on about 50 acres. The earliest death date is 1874.

The Massachusetts Historical Commission refers to this cemetery in MACRIS as WSN.803 Linwood Cemetery.

This cemetery is referred to as GR4 in the "Vital Records of Weston Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849."

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GPS Coordinates: 42.3642900, -71.3058500

  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #91179