The Lowell Cemetery was conceived by a group of prominent Lowell citizens in 1840 as a private, non-sectarian, non-profit cemetery corporation. The Cemetery was dedicated on June 20, 1841, at a time when there were no parks in Lowell, and it soon became a place of refuge for outdoor pleasures such as strolling and bird watching amid shrubs and flowers close to the city.
A visit to the Cemetery today, now comprising 85 acres, and an examination of the stones and tombs all evoke memories of Lowell's past and the lives of some of its most prominent citizens and the part they played in the development of their city, state and nation in war, as well as in peace. It is the memory of these ancestors that makes the Cemetery a very special place to visit.
Lowell Cemetery was chosen to be included on the National Register of Historic Places in May of 1998.
There are two entrances to the Cemetery the second entrance is at 77 Knapp Ave.
This cemetery is referred to as GR5 Lowell Cemetery in the "Vital Records of Lowell Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849."
GPS Coordinates: 42.6289, -71.2936
- Added: 1 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #91194
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