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Brockton Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Brockton 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 city showing the cemetery locations. Any gravestone transcriptions online also have links. At the bottom of the page is a seperate section listing all online and published gravestone transcriptions that I have found for these cemeteries.

     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 city records, a city history or some other source. In other cases it is the year of the oldest gravestone for which I have found a record.

     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.


 

Ames Cemetery (1778)
Beacon Park St., Brockton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Brockton as G.R.11.


Photograph Copyright © 2009-2013 by Gui Cavalcanti
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Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Just north of the western portion of Beacon Park St., west of Melrose St.

Notes:   The only stone remaining is that of Josiah Ames. This was a family cemetery on what was originally the property of Daniel Ames. Special thanks go to Gui Cavalcanti for locating this cemetery. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Ashland Cemetery (1748)
[North End Cemetery; East Ashland Cemetery]

E. Ashland St., Brockton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Brockton as G.R.6.


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Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Superintendent of Cemeteries, Melrose Cemetery, 88 N. Pearl St., Brockton, MA 02401-1708 508-580-7833.

Location:   Northeast corner of the intersection of N. Main and E. Ashland Sts.

Notes:   Maintained by the City of Brockton. The sign at the cemetery reads "Ashland Cemetery 1748-1922." See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Calvary Cemetery (Roman Catholic) (1890)
N. Cary St., Brockton, MA


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Saint Patrick's Church, 335 Main St., Brockton, MA 02031-5396 508-586-4840 Fax: 508-941-0639.

Location:   East side of N. Cary St. between E. Ashland St. and Court St.

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


Coweeset Cemetery (1792)
S. Pearl St., Brockton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Brockton as G.R.5.


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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Superintendent of Cemeteries, Melrose Cemetery, 88 N. Pearl St., Brockton, MA 02401-1708 508-580-7833.

Location:   East side of S. Pearl St. between Mill St. and W. Chestnut St.

Notes:   Maintained by the City of Brockton. The transcriptions in Thatcher under "Old Cemetery at Marshall's Corner" include graves in Coweeset and Old Coweeset cemeteries. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


First Parish Cemetery (1731)
[Main St. Cemetery]

Main St., Brockton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Brockton as G.R.1.


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Main St. between David St. and Sheppard St.

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


Leach Cemetery (1768)
Crescent St., Brockton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Brockton as G.R.3.


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Transcriptions in Wallace
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Crescent St. east of Massasoit Blvd.

Notes:   Now padlocked, but maintained by the city. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Melrose Cemetery (1761)
N. Pearl St., Brockton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Brockton as G.R.8.


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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Superintendent of Cemeteries, Melrose Cemetery, 88 N. Pearl St., Brockton, MA 02401-1708 508-580-7833.

Location:   West side of N. Pearl St. north of Pleasant St.

Notes:   Owned by the City of Brockton. The photograph is a view from the southeast of the oldest part of the cemetery, including the 1822 Lemuel Packard family tomb. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Mulberry St. Cemetery Site (1820)
[Village Cemetery Site]

Mulberry St., Brockton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Brockton as G.R.10.

Street Map
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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Originally located on the west side of Mulberry St., south of East Ashland St. All burials were removed to Ashland and Melrose Cemeteries.

Notes:   Brockton genealogist and cemetery researcher Wayne F. Nye has informed me that some burials were removed to make way for the railroad tracks, and the remainder were removed before the City built a playground. This was a large cemetery - an 1873 map shows it occupying most of the northern half of the area bounded by Mullberry St., the railroad tracks, E. Ashland St. and Elliot St. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Old Coweeset Cemetery
Mill St., Brockton, MA


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
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Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Superintendent of Cemeteries, Melrose Cemetery, 88 N. Pearl St., Brockton, MA 02401-1708 508-580-7833.

Location:   South side of Mill St. across from Shields Ave.

Notes:   Maintained by the City of Brockton. The transcriptions in Thatcher under "Old Cemetery at Marshall's Corner" include graves in Old Coweeset and Coweeset cemeteries. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Cemetery
261 Thatcher St., Brockton, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Our Lady of Sorrows Convent, 261 Thatcher St., Brockton, MA 02302 508-588-5070.

Location:   Behind Our Lady of Sorrows Convent.

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


Plymouth Rock Cemeteries (Jewish) (1906)
Including:
Agudas Achim Cemetery
Chevra Thilim Cemetery
Temple Beth Emunah Cemetery
Temple Israel Cemetery

1000 S. Pearl St., Brockton, MA

   
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Abstracts for Agudas Achim at Find A Grave
Abstracts for Chevra Thilim at Find A Grave

Cemetery Plan

For records contact:   Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts, 1320 Centre St., Suite #306, Newton, MA 02459 617-244-6509 or 800-752-JCAM Fax: 617-964-7055.
   For Agudas Achim records contact:   Morton Feinberg, 66 Lenox St., Brockton, MA 02301-3125.
   For Temple Beth Emunah records contact:   Temple Beth Emunah, 479 Torrey St., Brockton, MA 508-583-5810.

Location:   Northwest corner of S. Pearl St. and Lancaster St.

Notes:   For Plymouth Rock Cemeteries in general and Chevra Thilim see the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.
   For Agudas Achim see the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.
   For Temple Beth Emunah see the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.
   For Temple Israel see the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


St. Patrick's Cemetery (Roman Catholic) (1857)
Court St., Brockton, MA


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Saint Patrick's Church, 335 Main St., Brockton, MA 02031-5396 508-586-4840 Fax: 508-941-0639.

Location:   North side of Court St. west of N. Cary St.

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


Snell Cemetery (1747)
[Old Cemetery; West St. Cemetery]

West St., Brockton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Brockton as G.R.4.
MACRIS designation BRO.804


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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Between West St., Forest Ave. and Belmont St.

Notes:   Now padlocked, but maintained by the city. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Thayer Cemetery (1814)
[Pleasant St. Cemetery]

Pleasant St., Brockton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Brockton as G.R.9.


Photograph Copyright © 2003-2013 by Arthur Richardson
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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Pleasant St. west of Troy St.

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


Thompson Cemetery (1796)
[Summer St. Cemetery]

Summer St., Brockton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Brockton as G.R.2.


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Summer St. south of Coral St.

Notes:   Now padlocked, but maintained by the city. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Union Cemetery (1790)
Centre St., Brockton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Brockton as G.R.7.


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Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Superintendent of Cemeteries, Melrose Cemetery, 88 N. Pearl St., Brockton, MA 02401-1708 508-580-7833.

Location:   Between Centre St. and Lyman St.

Notes:   Maintained by the City of Brockton. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.





Cemetery Transcriptions


Leach Cemetery, transcribed by Gaytha Wallace in 1989.

Charles Milton Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts (Middleborough, MA: Middleborough Public Library, 1995). Contains over 16,000 transcriptions of gravestones up to the mid-1800s, from 214 cemeteries located in 28 Plymouth and Bristol County towns. Although this is still a useful resource, many transcription errors have been discovered, so use Thatcher with care and check it against the actual gravestones or other transcriptions.

 

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