Meeting House Hill Cemetery

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Meeting House Hill Cemetery

Also known as Old Burying Ground, Searles Cemetery

Berkeley Street
Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts, 01844 USA
Phone 978-983-8545
Memorials 372 added (90% photographed)

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This cemetery is also called Daddy Frye's Hill Cemetery. It was founded in 1728. The cemetery is more commonly known as Meeting House Hill, because on this site, the first Meeting House of Methuen was built here in 1728. The Second Meeting House was built in 1798. This building was removed in 1832. It was eventually replaced by the present stone church in 1855, which retains some of the timbers from the 1796 structure. Afterward the hill became more commonly known as Daddy Frye's Hill, for Jeremiah Frye, who kept a large tavern on the northwest corner of the intersection of East and Brook Streets.

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places January 20, 1984.

This cemetery is referred to as GR1 Old Burying Ground, on Meeting House Hill in the "Vital Records of Methuen Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849."

The Searles Mausoleum is on the cemetery grounds.

Completely photographed 2015. Cemetery is locked, call the town to gain access.


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GPS Coordinates: 42.725, -71.1658

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #91694