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Hanover Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Hanover 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 notes about the cemetery and a brief description of its location. Below these paragraphs is a locator map of the town showing the cemetery locations. Any gravestone transcriptions online also have links. At the bottom of the page is a separate section listing all online, published and manuscript 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 may indicate 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.

     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 havr 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.


 

Hanover Center Cemetery (1727)
Silver St., Hanover, MA
MACRIS designation HNV.801


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (203k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Briggs and Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Silver and Main Sts.

Notes:   Originally part of a ten acre tract granted by Scituate in 1727 for a training field and burial ground. Enlarged in 1788 with land given to the town by David Stockbridge. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Hatch Family Cemetery Site (18th Century)
Center St., Hanover, MA

Notes:   This site was on the west side of Center St., but this cemetery no longer exists as it was plowed up in the 19th century.


Huntley Memorial Garden
17 Church St., Hanover, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Church St., on the grounds of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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


Portinuncula Chapel
405 Washington St., Hanover, MA


Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Washington St., on the grounds of the Cardinal Cushing Center.

Notes:   This is the burial site of Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Union Cemetery (ca. 1789)
[Assinippi Cemetery]

Webster St., Hanover, MA
MACRIS designation HNV.800


Photograph used with the permission of Chip Mangio (#46997557) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (165k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Southeast corner of Webster and Main Sts. across from the foot of Jacob's Pond.

Notes:   Established by the proprietors about 1789. The oldest grave stone is dated 1790. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


 

West Hanover Cemetery (1829)
[Darling Cemetery]

959-969 Circuit St., Hanover, MA
MACRIS designation HNV.802

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Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North of the dead-end section of Circuit St., along a public dirt road between numbers 959 and 969.

Notes:   Located on the original Darling family homestead. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.





Cemetery Transcriptions

Lloyd Vernon Briggs, History and Records of the First Congregational Church, Hanover, Mass., 1727-1825, and Inscriptions from the Headstones and Tombs In the Cemetery at Centre Hanover, Mass., 1727-1894 (Boston: The Author, 1895).

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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