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Abington Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Special thanks to Pamela Whiting, Reference Librarian at the Dyer Memorial Library, and to Sharon Orcutt Peters, Chair of the Abington Historical Commission, for providing information on the Abington cemeteries.

     In places you will see references to the "Totman Manuscript." This is The Cemeteries of Abington by Ida R. Totman of Rockland. She prepared her manuscript for the 1912 bicentennial of Abington, and it describes the cemeteries of that town and of the daughter towns of Whitman and Rockland. The manuscript is at the Dyer Memorial Library in Abington.

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Abington is an ongoing effort, and this page will be revised as needed. If you have cemetery information or gravestone transcriptions that you would like to share please send me email.

     Where I have been able to determine it, the records repository for a cemetery is indicated. In the entries for the individual cemeteries, if one has its own web site or a portion of a web site the cemetery name provides a link to that site. When the location of a cemetery is known there are links to street and topographic maps to help you find it, as well as a brief description of the location and, perhaps, direction for reaching it. Below these paragraphs is a locator map of the town showing the cemetery locations.

     A note on the Topographic Maps: In the past I have used links to online map servers to display topographic maps. That allowed visitors to zoom and pan those maps. However, changes to those online map servers have necessitated occasional revisions to my many cemetery pages, and on more than one occasion I have had to change the server used. This has meant a great deal of work as I have about fifty cemetery pages online or under construction. A change to the server which I have most recently used has prompted be to abandon the use of topographic map servers and to replace them with images of scanned maps. While this may not be quite as satisfactory to visitors my increasing genealogical work load has necessitated it.

     When a cemetery has had more than one name during its history the first name listed is the one by which it is usually known today, and alternative names are listed in square brackets. In some cases a cemetery has been abandoned, its burials have been removed to another cemetery, or its location has been lost. In those cases the name indicates that it is a cemetery site, meaning that no gravestones are to be found there. The year in parenthesis next to a cemetery name is my best estimate of the year in which that cemetery was established. In some cases the year is mentioned in town records, a town history or some other source. In other cases it is the year of the oldest gravestone for which I have found a record.


 

Adams Street Burying Ground Site
Adams St., Abington, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Abington as G.R.16.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   In curve on northwest side of Adams St. at junction with Pearl and Birch Sts.

Notes:   Burials were removed to Mt. Vernon Cemetery. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Bicknell Family Tomb
Washington St., Abington, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   West side of Washington St., north of house numbered 174, toward Streame’s river.


Cobb Family Burying Ground (Late 18th Century)
Hancock St., Abington, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Abington as G.R.18.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   East side of Hancock St., near house now numbered 759.

Notes:   The Totman Manuscript records that gravestones were removed to West Abington (Hillside) Cemetery, but the remains were not. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Cushing Family Tomb Site (Early 19th Century)
Bedford St. and North Ave., Abington, MA

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Topographic Map

Location:   West side of Bedford St. near Harwood’s corner (intersection of Bedford St. and North Ave.).

Notes:   The Totman Manuscript records that burials were removed to Mt. Vernon Cemetery about 1865.


Gould Family Burying Ground Site (1798)
[Indian Cemetery Site]

59 Sylvan Ct., Abington, MA
MACRIS designation ABI.808

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   About 200-300 feet east of end of paving of Sylvan Court (south of Lincoln Street), on property of Mr. Sven Leivo.

Totman Manuscript:   Located on the Gould-Mitchell homestead. The Goulds were descendants of Metacomet (King Phillip).


Hunt Family Tomb Site
Bedford St., Abington, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   East side of Bedford St., south of North Ave. - exact location still to be determined.


Island Grove Cemetery (1750)
[Center Cemetery; French's Burying Ground]

Island Grove Park, Abington, MA
MACRIS designation ABI.800

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   On the hill at Island Grove Park, west of Park Ave.


Mt. Vernon Cemetery (ca. 1732)
Mt. Vernon Ave., Abington, MA
781-871-9488
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Abington as G.R.1.
MACRIS designation ABI.815, ABI.816, ABI.817


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (233) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Mt. Vernon Ave., north of Central St., between the Shumatuscacant River and the railroad tracks. South entrance from Central St. at head of Island Grove Pond. North entrance from Pearl St. between houses numbered 43 and 49. Old west entrance from Washington St., north of house numbered 907.

Notes:   Includes Forefathers' Lot (MACRIS designation ABI.815), Ministers' Corner (MACRIS designation ABI.816) and Deacon's Corner (MACRIS designation ABI.817). See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Nash Family Tomb
Washington and Chapel Sts., Abington, MA

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Topographic Map

Location:   Southeast corner of Washington and Chapel Sts.


Old Church Burying Ground Site
Washington St., Abington, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Abington as G.R.14.

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Topographic Map

Location:   East side of Washington St., south of Summer St., behind house numbered 325.

Notes:   The burials were removed to Mt. Vernon Cemetery. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Richards Family Burial Ground (1750)
Chestnut St., Abington, MA
MACRIS designation ABI.804

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   About ¼ mile south of Chestnut St., on property belonging to the owners of 263 Chestnut St. The only remaining gravestone is on a knoll between Beaver Brook and Deacon's Brook and near where both enter the northeastern end of Cleveland Pond.

Notes:   The only remaining gravestone is that of French and Indian and Revolutionary War veteran Joseph Richards, Jr. (17-Dec-1727 - 11-Nov-1785). See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


"The Plain" Cemetery
Hancock St., Abington, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Abington as G.R.19.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   West of Hancock St., behind house now numbered 780.


Torrey Family Burying Ground
Corner of High and Green Sts., Abington, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   Northwest corner of High and Green Sts.


West Abington Cemetery (1796)
[Hillside Cemetery]

Randolph St., Abington, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Abington as G.R.17.


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
EA high-resolution version of this photo (100k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Northeast side of Randolph St. (Rt. 139), just south of the Weymouth town line.

Notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.

 

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