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Taunton Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Taunton 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 maps to help you find it, as well as a brief description of the location. Below these paragraphs is a locator map of the city - 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 city. 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.

     I would like to thank John Sterling and Cherry Bamberg for sharing the Bristol Cemeteries Database of Bristol County gravestone records. Most of the information in the notes for each cemetery has been drawn from that database and from Cherry's files that were used to compile the database.


 

Abiel Richmond Lot (1819)
Richmond St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA054
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.54.

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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   In woods west of Richmond St. about frac; mile south of Richmond Cemetery.

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


Asa Richmond Gravesite
Middleboro Ave., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA060

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Location:   North side of Middleboro Ave., just west of the Middleborough town line.

Note:   Single grave - no stone visible.


Bassett Burying Ground (1817)
12 Field St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA022
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.22.
MACRIS designation TAU.827

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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   12 Field St., opposite North Taunton Cemetery.

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


Bassett Family Burying Ground (1845)
820 South Crane Ave., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA020
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.20.
MACRIS designation TAU.825


Photograph used with the permission of Chris and Susanne Eliasen (#46991799) at Find A Grave
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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of South Crane Ave., near Harvey St.

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


Burt - Crane - Gulliver - Walker Burying Ground (1739)
Gulliver St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA012
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.12.
MACRIS designation TAU.817


Photograph used with the permission of Chris and Susanne Eliasen (#46991799) at Find A Grave
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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Gulliver St. near Burt St., West Taunton.

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


Caswell Burying Ground (1805)
409 Middleboro Ave., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA008
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.8.
MACRIS designation TAU.814


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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South of Middleboro Ave. and west of Butler Ave.

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


Caswell St. Burying Ground (1741)
Caswell St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA007
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.7.
MACRIS designation TAU.813

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Transcriptions in Presbrey and Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Caswell St., opposite Staples St., East Taunton.

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


Cedar Knoll Cemetery (1981)
Staples St., East Taunton, MA
Tel (508)-822-7229
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA064


Photograph used with the permission of Chris and Susanne Eliasen (#46991799) at Find A Grave
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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   175 Staples St., south of Caswell St.

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


Cobb-Bragg Cemetery
(Site Destroyed)

Burt St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA058

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Location:   East side of Burt St. south of Tremont St.


Colored Cemetery (1830)
[Talbot Family Cemetery]

Sherwood Ave., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA045
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.45.
MACRIS designation TAU.848

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Transcriptions in Presbrey
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Sherwood Ave., near Precinct St.

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


Cooper Burying Ground (1745)
Berkley St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA028
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.28.
MACRIS designation TAU.832

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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Berkley St., north of Pratt St. and behind 228 Berkley St.

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


Country Way Cemetery
Country Way, Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA063

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Location:   In woods near Country Way - exact location uncertain.


County St. Cemetery (1850)
1797 County St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA047
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.47.
MACRIS designation TAU.850


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of County St., north of Cotley St.

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


Crane Ave. Burying Ground (1771)
[Almshouse Cemetery]

Crane Ave. S., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA002
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.2.
MACRIS designation TAU.808


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Crane Ave. S., north of Forge Ln.

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


David Hill Cemetery (1755)
[Rockwoods Cemetery, Glebe St. Cemetery]

Rocky Woods St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA055
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.55.


Photograph used with the permission of Eric Moura
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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   In woods about 1/3 mile north of the intersection of Rocky Woods St. and Range Ave.

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


East Weir Cemetery (1797)
Plain St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA014
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.14.
MACRIS designation TAU.819


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Rear of 57 Plain St.

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


Father Wilson Cemetery (1846)
123½ Broadway St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA038
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.38.
MACRIS designation TAU.841


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Taunton Catholic Cemetery Office, 475 E. Britannia St., Taunton, MA 508-824-9570.

Location:   Between Broadway St. and Washington St. south of Washburn St.

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


Field Burying Ground (1815)
Field St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA023
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.23.
MACRIS designation TAU.802


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Between 34 and 48 Field St.

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


Friends' Burying Ground (1835)
[Harvey Cemetery]

South Crane Ave., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA021
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.21.
MACRIS designation TAU.826

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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of South Crane Ave. near Harvey St.

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


Gilbert Burying Ground (1746)
Pratt St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA043
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.43.
MACRIS designation TAU.846


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Pratt St. east of Berkley St.

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


Harvey Burying Ground (1801)
[Abraham White Cemetery]

Fremont St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA025
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.25.
MACRIS designation TAU.829

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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Off Fremont St., near Bassett St., behind the Dever School Building 1 and just north of the water tower.

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


Hathaway Burying Ground (1805)
1600 Somerset Ave., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA013
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.13.
MACRIS designation TAU.818


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Somerset Ave., south of Railroad Ave.

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


Howard Burying Ground (1750)
Tremont St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA061
MACRIS designation TAU.805

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Location:   North side of Tremont St. across from 408 Tremont St.


Joel Harvey Gravesite
Hodges St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA059

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Location:   South side of Hodges St., about 1/4 mile east of Round St.


King Burying Ground (1811)
1300 Middleboro Ave., East Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA005
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.5.
MACRIS designation TAU.811


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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Middleboro Ave., across from Massasoit State Park.

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


Knapp Burying Ground (1779)
Tremont St., West Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA035
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.35.
MACRIS designation TAU.838


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Behind 494 Tremont St., near Segregansett Rd.

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


Lincoln Burying Ground (1850)
Bassett St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA024
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.24.
MACRIS designation TAU.828


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Bassett St., near Bay St.

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


Lincoln Burying Ground (1832)
[Bezer Lincoln Cemetery]

Watson St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA026
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.26.
MACRIS designation TAU.830

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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South of Watson St. west of Bay St.

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


Lincoln Burying Ground (1802)
Davis St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA049
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.49.
MACRIS designation TAU.852

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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   West side of Davis St., at southeast corner of Lovering State Hospital property.

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


Mayflower Hill Cemetery (1840)
235 Broadway St., Taunton, MA
Tel: 508-821-1021
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA050
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.50.
MACRIS designation TAU.853


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Mayflower Hill Cemetery, 235 Broadway St., Taunton, MA 508-821-1021.

Location:   235 Broadway St., corner of Washington St., Rte. 138.

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


Mt. Nebo Cemetery (Jewish) (1885)
19 Glebe St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA057
MACRIS designation TAU.800


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Glebe St., west of Tremont St.

For records contact:   Congregation Agudath Achim, P.O. Box 826, Taunton, MA 02780 508-822-3230.

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


Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (1710)
19 Crocker St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA017
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.17.
MACRIS designation TAU.822
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Between Crocker and Cohannet Sts., north of Barnum St.

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


Neck of Land Burying Ground (1689)
[Summer St. Cemetery]

Summer St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA009
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.9.
MACRIS designation TAU.804
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places


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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Summer St., west of the railroad tracks.

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


North Taunton Burying Ground (1776)
Bay St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA010
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.10.
MACRIS designation TAU.801


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   In the triangle at the intersection of Bay and Field Sts.

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


Oakland Cemetery (1728)
[Glebe St. Cemetery]

20 Glebe St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA003
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.3.
MACRIS designation TAU.809


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Mayflower Hill Cemetery 508-821-1021.

Location:   South side of Glebe St. east of St. Francis Cemetery.

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


Old Episcopal Burying Ground (1765)
[St. Thomas Cemetery]

227 Tremont St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA015
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.15.
MACRIS designation TAU.820


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Tremont St., east of Three Mile River.

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


Ox Bow Farm Cemetery (1785)
Williams St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA053
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.53.
MACRIS designation TAU.855

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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Taunton High School near a parking lot.

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


Padelford Burying Ground (1792)
Middleboro Ave., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA018
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.18.
MACRIS designation TAU.823

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Gravestone photographs by Lambert
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Middleboro Ave., near the north end of a runway.

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


Phillips Burying Ground (1819)
Staples St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA036
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.36.
MACRIS designation TAU.839

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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Staples St. near 433 Staples St.

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


Phillips Cemetery (1757)
[Happy Hollow Cemetery, Locust Grove Cemetery]

Pratt St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA029
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.29.
MACRIS designation TAU.833


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Pratt St. east of Berkley St.

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


Pine Hill Cemetery (1750)
Pine Hill St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA004
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.4.
MACRIS designation TAU.810


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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Northeast corner of Stevens and Pine Hill Sts.

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


Plain Cemetery (1725)
141-143 Broadway St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA001
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.1.
MACRIS designation TAU.807


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Between Broadway and Washington Sts., south of Purchase St.

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


Precinct Burying Ground (1711)
Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA052
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.52.

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Location:   Old burial grounds of the Precinct Congregational Society of Lakeville and Taunton - exact location unknown.


Quaker Burial Ground
[Greenwood Cemetery]

Fremont St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA062
MACRIS designation TAU.806

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Location:   East side of Fremont St. near Partridge Cir.


Reed Cemetery (1801)
Railroad Ave., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA032
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.32.
MACRIS designation TAU.835


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   In woods opposite church on Railroad Ave., south of the abandoned railroad grade.

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


Richmond Family Cemetery (1665)
Cape Hwy., East Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA044
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.44.
MACRIS designation TAU.847


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Cape Hwy (Rte. 44) east of the Taunton River.

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


Richmond Street Cemetery (1819)
Richmond St., East Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA019
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.19.
MACRIS designation TAU.824


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Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Richmond St. near 545 Richmond St.

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


St. Francis Cemetery (1894)
24 Glebe St. and 48 N. Walker St., West Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA039
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.39.
MACRIS designation TAU.842


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Old section abstracts at Find A Grave
New section abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Taunton Catholic Cemetery Office, 475 E. Britannia St., Taunton, MA 508-824-9570.

Location:   The old section of the cemetery is on the south side of Glebe St. next to Oakland Cemetery. The new section is around the corner on North Walker St.

Old section notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.
New section notes:   See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


St. James Cemetery (1850)
44 Liberty St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA037
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.37.
MACRIS designation TAU.840


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Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Taunton Catholic Cemetery Office, 475 E. Britannia St., Taunton, MA 508-824-9570.

Location:   East side of Liberty St. south of Elsmore Ave.

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


St. Joseph's Cemetery (1850)
475 East Britannia St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA040
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.40.
MACRIS designation TAU.843

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Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Taunton Catholic Cemetery Office, 475 E. Britannia St., Taunton, MA 508-824-9570.

Location:   475 East Britannia St.

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


St. Mary's Cemetery (1850)
100 East Brittannia St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA041
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.41.
MACRIS designation TAU.844


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For records contact:   Taunton Catholic Cemetery Office, 475 E. Britannia St., Taunton, MA 508-824-9570.

Location:   North side of East Brittannia St. across from Mayflower Hill Cemetery.

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


Sandy Hill Cemetery (1804)
[7th St. Cemetery]

7th St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA034
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.34.
MACRIS designation TAU.837


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Location:   West side of 7th St. north of Clay St.

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


Soper Lot (1778)
County St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA051
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.51.
MACRIS designation TAU.854

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Location:   On the old Soper Farm, about 600 feet from the street behind the old County St. schoolhouse, which stood at the junction of Johnson Street near 318 County St.

Notes:   Contains the grave of Revolutionary War soldier Seth Staples. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Staples St. Burying Ground (1732)
[Barney Cemetery]

Staples St., East Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA006
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.6.
MACRIS designation TAU.812


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Location:   West side of Staples St., at the junction of Seekell St.

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


Swamp Cemetery
[Knapp Cemetery, Burt St. Cemetery]

Burt St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA056

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Location:   West side of Burt St., in the woods down a path.


Walker-Blake Graveyard (1678)
Cleary Flood Dr., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA033
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.33.
MACRIS designation TAU.836
Included in Inscriptions from Eight Cemeteries in Bristol County, Massachusetts
Extensive information is available on the Walker-Blake Graveyard Website.


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Gravestone Transcriptions from the Walker-Blake Graveyard Website

Location:   North of Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP) between the railroad tracks and the Taunton River.

Directions:   See the Walker-Blake Graveyard Website directions page.


Walker Burying Grounds (1834)
Laneway St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA030 and TA031
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.30. and G.R.31.
MACRIS designation TAU.815, TAU.834

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Transcriptions from both in Presbrey
Abstracts of TAU.815 at Find A Grave
Abstracts of TAU.834 at Find A Grave

Location:   Two Walker family cemeteries on the old Laneway Farm near 113 Burt St.

Notes:   See the information about TAU.815 and information about TAU.834 from Find A Grave.


Westville Cemetery (1787)
1291 Cohannet St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA011
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.11.
MACRIS designation TAU.816
Included in Inscriptions from Eight Cemeteries in Bristol County, Massachusetts


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For records contact:   508-822-0489.

Location:   1291 Cohannet St., near Winthrop St.

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


Wetherell Cemetery (1781)
Lothrop St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA027
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.27.
MACRIS designation TAU.803


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Location:   West side of the intersection of Lothrop and Prospect Hill Sts.

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


White Cemetery (1841)
Railroad Ave., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA048
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.48.
MACRIS designation TAU.851


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Location:   South side of Railroad Ave. near 34 South St.

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


Williams - Padelford Cemetery (1814)
Seaver St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA046
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.46.
MACRIS designation TAU.849

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Location:   Between 62 and 78 Seaver St., off Viking St.

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


Willis Burying Ground (1850)
28 Worcester St., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA016
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.16.
MACRIS designation TAU.821

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Location:   Behind 28 Worcester St.

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


Woodward Burying Ground (1838)
Norton Ave., Taunton, MA
Abbreviated in the Bristol Cemeteries Database as TA042
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Taunton as G.R.42.
MACRIS designation TAU.845


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Location:   In the woods about 200 yards behind 1396 Norton Ave., between Short St. and the the Norton town line.

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





Cemetery Transcriptions


The Bristol Cemeteries Database Project currently contains some 27,000 Bristol County gravestone inscriptions collected by volunteers using the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) Gravestone Database Standard Program. Records are first entered from published sources and manuscripts. Those records are then verified and corrected by trained volunteers during field visits, and additional information about those gravestones and their cemeteries is added. This project is still in its earliest stages. I am currently working on putting this database online. Volunteers are needed to enter records found in books, libraries, and historical and genealogical societies. Additional volunteers are needed who will receive training in AGS methods and standards for transcriptions, and who will then correct and update the database during cemetery visits. This project is being undertaken in accordance with AGS standards in order to create a complete and accurate record of Bristol County gravestone inscriptions for future researchers and historians. If you would like to volunteer for this project please send me email.

Walker-Blake Graveyard — Gravestone transcriptions from the Walker-Blake Graveyard Website.

David Allen Lambert of NEHGS has a Padelford Cemetery Site online which contains excellent photographs of all of the gravestones.

Mary Hastings Presbrey, Inscriptions from Eight Cemeteries in Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1987 DAR typescript at New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston.

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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