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Harwich Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     I would like to thank Bob Carlson for his help in preparing this page - much of the information here was provided by or verified by Bob or his web site. His Cape Cod Gravestones web site is the best online resource for Cape Cod graveyard research, and one that every Cape Cod researcher should visit frequently.

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Harwich 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. Below these paragraphs is a locator map of the town - place the mouse cursor over a sector to highlight it, and click to bring up a sector map showing the cemetery locations in that part of the town. 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 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 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.


 

Bank St. Burial Ground
Bank St., Harwich, MA

Location:   Exact location not yet determined.

Notes:   No stones are visible.


Baptist Church Cemetery (1816)
Depot Rd., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.815


Photograph used with the permission of Kevin Murphy (#46486461) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (194k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Included in Cemetery Inscriptions of Dennis
Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Depot Rd. north of Main St. (Rte. 28).

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


Chase Family Cemetery
Depot St., Harwich, MA

Location:   Exact location not yet determined.


Christ Church Episcopal Cremation Garden
Main St., Harwich, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   Behind Christ Church Episcopal, southeast corner of the intersection of Main St. (Rte. 28) and Harbor Rd.


Evergreen Cemetery (1807)
Cemetery Ave., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.802


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (206k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Northwest corner of the intersection of Cemetery Ave. and Rte. 137.

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


First Congregational Church Cemetery (1748)
Main St.
Harwich Center, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.811


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (211k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1905 gravestone abstracts published in Mayflower Descendant
Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Northwest corner of the intersection of Main St. (Rte. 39) and Pleasant Lake Ave. (Rte. 124).

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


Harding Ryder Gravesite
Main St.., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.808


Image from MACRIS web site

Street Map
Topographic Map

1917 gravestone abstract published in Mayflower Descendant
Gravestone abstract from Cape Cod Gravestones

Location:   Main Std. (Rte. 39), east of Pleasant Lake Ave. (Rte. 124).

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


Hawksnest Pond Cemetery (1826)
[Head of the Bay Cemetery, End of the Pond Cemetery]

Nathan Walker Rd., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.803


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (319k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Nathan Walker Rd., south of Spruce Rd. and west of Hawksnest Pond.

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


Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery (1869)
Pleasant Lake Ave., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.812


Photograph used with the permission of Kevin Murphy (#46486461) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (156k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Holy Trinity Rectory, Earle Rd., West Harwich, MA 508-432-4000.

Location:   West side of Pleasant Lake Ave. (Rte. 124) across from Harwood Ave.

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


Holy Trinity Memorial Wall (2005)
246 Rte. 28, Harwich, MA


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (319k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Holy Trinity Rectory, Earle Rd., West Harwich, MA 508-432-4000.

Location:   Behind Holy Trinity Parish Church.

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


Island Pond Cemetery (1778)
Island Pond Rd., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.809


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (264k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1906 gravestone abstracts published in Mayflower Descendant
Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Off Main St. at the end of Island Pond Rd.

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


Kelley St. Cemetery (1834)
Old Brewster Rd., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.801


Photograph used with the permission of Kevin Murphy (#46486461) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (181k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Old Brewster Rd. off of the north side of Main St. (formerly Kelley St.), about ½ mile west of the intersection with Great Western Rd.

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


Kildee Hill Cemetery
Main St., Harwich, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Main St., on the west slope of Kildee Hill - exact location yet to be determined.

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


Methodist Church Cemetery (ca. 1811)
[Union Cemetery]

1 Church St., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.805


Photograph used with the permission of Kevin Murphy (#46486461) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (223k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Gravestone abstracts published in Mayflower Descendant
Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   1 Church St. next to the Harwich United Methodist Church.

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


Mount Pleasant Cemetery (1850)
90 Forest St., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.813


Photograph used with the permission of Kevin Murphy (#46486461) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (124k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 90 Forest St., Harwich Port, MA; 508-430-7531.

Location:   Between South St. and Forest St.

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


North Harwich Cemetery (1792)
[Old Baptist Cemetery]

North Main St., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.807


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (64k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1906 gravestone abstracts published in Mayflower Descendant
Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Southwest corner of the intersection of corner North Main and Depot Sts.

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


Old Methodist Cemetery (ca. 1759)
[Eldredge Cemetery]

Queen Anne Rd., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.800


Photograph used with the permission of Kevin Murphy (#46486461) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (198k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1917 gravestone abstracts published in Mayflower Descendant
Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Queen Anne Rd., across from Pleasant Park Cir.

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


Pilgrim Congregational Church Memorial Garden
533 Rte. 28, Harwich, MA


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (196k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Next to Pilgrim Congregational Church, on Main St. between Pilgrim Rd. and Sea St., Harwich Port.

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


Pine Grove Cemetery (1813)
Pine Grove Rd., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.814


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (209k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Pine Grove Rd..

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


Smith Family Cemetery (1834)
Bell's Neck Rd., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.804


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (152k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Bell's Neck Rd., north of Smith St.

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


South Harwich Cemetery (1829)
[Old Methodist Churchyard Cemetery]

Chatham Rd., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.810


Photograph used with the permission of ditdit (#47012745) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (54.1k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Chatham Rd., across from Deer Hole Rd.

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


Tripp Family Cemetery (1832)
Chase St., Harwich, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones

Location:   On private property between the west side of Chase St. and the Herring River.


Wixon-Chase Family Cemetery (1832)
Lothrop Ave., Harwich, MA
MACRIS designation HRW.806

Street Map
Topographic Map

Gravestone abstracts from Cape Cod Gravestones

Location:   In the woods east of Lothrop Ave., north of Main St. (Rte. 28) and northeast of Holy Trinity Parish Church.





Cemetery Transcriptions


Burton Nathaniel Derrick,Cemetery Inscriptions of Dennis (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1993)

Bob Carlson's Cape Cod Gravestones web site is the best online resource for Cape Cod graveyard research. It holds abstracts of 17th, 18th and 19th century gravestones in the old Cape cemeteries, along with other valuable information about graveyards and gravestone carvers and a number of gravestone photographs. Note that these are not literal transcriptions - they are abstracts of the information found on the gravestones. Harwich cemeteries abstracted there are:

Among the many series of gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant are several short articles about Harwich cemeteries. These abstracts, made early in the 20th century, include all burials prior to 1850 or 1851, with a few of later date. Time has taken its toll on some of these stones, and some epitaphs are no longer legible. These records of the inscriptions as they existed nearly a century ago are therefore a valuable resource for Harwich researchers. Note that these are not literal transcriptions - they are abstracts of the information found on the gravestones. Harwich cemeteries abstracted there are:

 

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