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Scituate Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Scituate 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 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 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.

     My thanks go to the members of the Scituate Historical Commission, the Scituate Community Preservation Committee and the Scituate Historical Society for their excellent ongoing work to document and preserve the town's cemeteries. Special thanks go to Historical Commission member Betty Miessner for introducing me to this work. See the links below for the Scituate Burial Sites Survey.


 

Clapp Burying Ground (1774)
Union St., Greenbush, Scituate, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.12
MACRIS designation SCI.803


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (330k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Union St., east of Old Country Way, Greenbush.

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


Cudworth Cemetery (ca. 1800)
[Veterans' Cemetery]

Cudworth Rd., Scituate, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.9.
MACRIS designation SCI.809


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) at Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (139k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Supervisor, Public Grounds Division, 68 Captain Pierce Rd., Scituate, MA 02066Phone: (781) 545-8733; Fax: (781) 545-8704; Hours: Mon. - Fri. 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:   East side of Cudworth Rd., between 1st Parish Rd. and Country Way, Scituate Centre.

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


Cushing Family Cemetery (ca. 1757)
[Judge Cushing's Cemetery]

Neal Gate St., Greenbush, Scituate, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.3.
MACRIS designation SCI.805


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) at Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (106k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Neal Gate St., west of Rte. 3A, Greenbush, in Cushing Memorial State Park.

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


Damon-Brown Tombs (1850)
Country Way, Scituate Centre, MA
MACRIS designation SCI.811


Image from MACRIS web site

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   On private property on the east side of Country Way, at the end of the driveway leading to #330.

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


Fairview Cemetery (ca. 1825)
Country Way, Scituate Centre, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.7.
MACRIS designation SCI.806


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (207k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Country Way behind First Congregational Church, Scituate Centre.

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


Groveland Cemetery (1720)
Mann Lot Rd., North Scituate, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.2.
MACRIS designation SCI.801


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) at Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (106k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Mann Lot Rd., between Country Way and Pratt St., North Scituate.

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


Harrub-Northey Tombs (ca. 1841)
Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Greenbush, Scituate, MA
MACRIS designation SCI.812


Image from MACRIS web site

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   On private property on the west side of Chief Justice Cushing Highway south of Tack Factory Pond. The land is overgrown, making the tombs difficult to find and inaccessible to visitors.

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


Hatch Burying Ground (1792)
Judge Cushing Way, Greenbush, Scituate, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.4.
MACRIS designation SCI.807


Image from MACRIS web site

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side at the end of Judge Cushing Way.

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


James-Clapp Cemetery (ca. 1797)
Off the Driftway, Greenbush, Scituate, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.5.
MACRIS designation SCI.802


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) at Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (172k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1907 gravestone abstracts published in Mayflower Descendant in 1908.
Transcriptions in
Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South of the Driftway, west of Ladd's Way, Greenbush.

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


Lawson Tomb
[Hammond Tomb]

First Parish Rd., Scituate Center, MA

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   West side of First Parish Rd. adjacent to First Parish Church and south of Lawson Tower. It appears to now lie deep beneath a refuse pile.


Men of Kent Cemetery (1624)
[Meeting House Ln. Cemetery]

Meeting House Ln., Scituate, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.1.
MACRIS designation SCI.800


Image from MACRIS web site

Street Map
Topographic Map

1852 gravestone abstracts published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register in 1855.
Transcriptions in
Lake, Dean and Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Meeting House Ln., west of Kent St.

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


Merritt Cemetery (1816)
Clapp Rd., North Scituate, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.11.
MACRIS designation SCI.808


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) at Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (159k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Clapp Rd., west of Mann Lot Rd., North Scituate.

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


Mount Hope Cemetery (1786)
Clapp Rd., North Scituate, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.8.
MACRIS designation SCI.804


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) at Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (118k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   (617)-545-1851.

Location:   Clapp Rd., North Scituate.

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


New St. Mary's Cemetery (1880)
Stockbridge Rd., Scituate, MA


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) at Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (146k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   St. Mary of the Nativity Parish, 1 Kent St., Scituate Harbor, MA 02066. Phone: (781) 545-3335, Ext. 214.

Location:   Southeast corner of the intersection of Stockbridge Rd. and Meetinghouse Ln.

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


Old St. Mary's Cemetery
Stockbridge Rd., Scituate, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.10.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   Northeast corner of the intersection of Stockbridge Rd. and Meeting House Ln., a part of Union Cemetery.


Trinity Park Cemetery (ca. 1993)
Country Way, Scituate Centre, MA


Photograph used with the permission of eobfindagrave (#46779688) at Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (107k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Country Way behind First Trinitarian Congregational Church, Scituate Centre, next to Fairview Cemetery.

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


Union Cemetery (ca. 1720)
Stockbridge Rd., Scituate, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Scituate as G.R.6.
MACRIS designation SCI.810


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (344k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Supervisor, Public Grounds Division, 68 Captain Pierce Rd., Scituate, MA 02066 Phone: (781) 545-8733; Fax: (781) 545-8704; Hours: Mon. - Fri. 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:   Northeast corner of the intersection of Stockbridge Rd. and Meeting House Ln.

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


Vinal-Barnes Tomb
Booth Hill Rd., North Scituate, MA
MACRIS designation SCI.813


Image from MACRIS web site

Street Map
Topographic Map

Location:   On private property on the east side of Booth Hill Rd., north of Chief Justice Cushing Highway. The land is overgrown, making the tomb difficult to find and inaccessible to visitors.


Winifred C. Morse Memorial Garden
381 Country Way, Scituate Center, MA


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (179k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   First Trinitarian Congregational Church of Scituate, UCC, 381 Country Way, Scituate, MA 02066 Phone: (781) 545-5300; Email: ftccScituate@ftcc.comcastbiz.net.

Location:   381 Country Way next to First Trinitarian Congregational Church.

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





Scituate Burial Sites Survey


The Scituate Historical Commission, the Scituate Community Preservation Committee and the Scituate Historical Society have been working diligently to document and preserve the town's cemeteries. One result of their work is the Scituate Burial Sites Survey with its set of drawings which together constitute the foremost source of information about the town's cemeteries. Both are in PDF format and can be viewed or downloaded from the links above.





Cemetery Transcriptions


James-Clapp Cemetery, abstracted by Mrs. Thomas W. Thacher in 1907 and published in Mayflower Descendant, 10 (1855):27-29.

Men of Kent Cemetery, abstracted by David Hamblin in 1852 and published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register in 1855.

Men of Kent Cemetery, transcribed by Nareen and Bob Lake in 2003.

Men of Kent Cemetery, abstracted by Mary Dean.

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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