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Plympton Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Plympton is an ongoing effort, and this page will be revised as needed. If you have cemetery information or gravestone photos or 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 is a link to a topographic map to help you find it, as well as a brief description of the location. Below these paragraphs is a locator map of the town showing the cemetery locations. Any gravestone photographs and transcriptions online also have links. At the bottom of the page is a seperate section listing all online and published gravestone photographs and 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.


 

Congregational Church Cemetery (1834)
Main St., Plympton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Plympton as G.R.4.
MACRIS designation PLM.800


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (231k) is available.

Topographic Map

1906 Gravestone Transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Main St., south of Palmer Rd., behind Plympton Congregational Church.


Hillcrest Cemetery (1706)
[Plympton Centre Cemetery, Old Burial Grounds, Old Cemetery]

Main St., Plympton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Plympton as G.R.1.
MACRIS designation PLM.801


Photograph Copyright © 2006 by Paul Stanton Bumpus

Topographic Map

1906 Gravestone Transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant

Transcriptions in Thatcher and Bricknell
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Main St., at the intersection of Palmer Rd.


Isaac Loring Gravesite (1778)
County Rd., Plympton, MA

Topographic Map

Location:   South side of County Rd. just east of the Halifax town line.


North Plympton Cemetery
County Rd., Plympton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Plympton as G.R.2.

Topographic Map

1907 Gravestone Transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of County Rd. (Rt. 106), just west of the Kingston town line.


Ripley Smallpox Cemetery (1776)
West St., Plympton, MA

Topographic Map

Location:   South side of West St. west of Elm St.

Note:   Graves of victims of the 1776-1779 smallpox epidemic including Deacon Timothy Ripley.





Smallpox Cemetery (1777)
[Cushman Cemetery]

Center St., Plympton, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Plympton as G.R.3.


Photograph Copyright © 2006 by Paul Stanton Bumpus

Topographic Map

1906 Gravestone Transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Located on private property in woods off of Center St. east of Bonney Pond.

Note:   Graves of victims of the 1776-1779 smallpox epidemic.





Cemetery Transcriptions


Congregational Church Cemetery — 1906 gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant.

Hillcrest Cemetery — 1906 gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant.

Charles H. Bricknell, Plympton's Old "Burying Place" (Plympton, MA: Plympton Historical Society, 1980?). Thanks to the Plympton Historical Commission and the Town of Plympton this typescript is downloadable or viewable as a set of large PDF files. It contains transcriptions from the Hillcrest Cemetery made in 1979-1980.

North Plympton Cemetery — 1907 gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant.

Smallpox Cemetery — 1906 gravestone transcriptions published in Mayflower Descendant.

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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