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West Bridgewater Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of West Bridgewater 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 and, perhaps, direction for reaching it. 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.


 

Alger Grave-Yard and Tomb (1801)
South Elm St., West Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Bridgewater as G.R.4.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1882 Gravestone Transcriptions
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of South Elm St., at the top of Wolf Trap Hill about 2/10 mile east of Lincoln St.

Notes:   Most or all of these graves have been removed to Pine Hill Cemetery. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.


Ames Family Burying Ground
South St., West Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Bridgewater as G.R.5.


Photograph Copyright © 2004-2013 by Dale H. Cook
A high-resolution version of this photo (218k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of South St. south of Southgate Ave.

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


Dunbar Family Cemetery (1749)
[Walnut St. Cemetery]

Walnut St., West Bridgewater, MA
MACRIS designation WBR.804


Photograph Copyright © 2004-2013 by Dale H. Cook
A high-resolution version of this photo (243k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   North side of Walnut St. at the Easton town line.

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


Jerusalem Cemetery (1749)
[Howard Cemetery]

Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Bridgewater as G.R.3.
MACRIS designation WBR.803


Photograph Copyright © 2003-2013 by Arthur Richardson
A high-resolution version of this photo (233k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1882 Gravestone Transcriptions
1989 Gravestone Transcriptions
Abstracts at Find A Grave
Cemetery Plan

Location:   West side of Manley St. just north of the old railroad line.

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


Methodist Church Cemetery
[Cochesett Cemetery]

West Center St., West Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Bridgewater as G.R.7.


Photograph Copyright © 2004-2013 by Dale H. Cook
A high-resolution version of this photo (145k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Next to the Cochesett Methodist Church on the north side of West Center St. (Rt. 106), just west of Church St. and just east of the Rt. 24 interchange.

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


Old Grave-Yard (1683)
South St., West Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Bridgewater as G.R.1.
MACRIS designation WBR.810


Photograph Copyright © 2003-2013 by Arthur Richardson
A high-resolution version of this photo (161k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1882 Gravestone Transcriptions
Abstracts at Find A Grave
Cemetery Plan

Location:   East side of South St., across from Cross St., about 1-1/4 miles south of the Town River.

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


Pine Hill Cemetery (1870)
North Main St., West Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Bridgewater as G.R.6.


Photograph Copyright © 2004-2013 by Dale H. Cook
A high-resolution version of this photo (275k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave
Cemetery Plan

For Records Contact:   Superintendent, Pine Hill Cemetery Association, PO Box 116, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 Phone: 508-583-5466.

Location:   West side of North Main St., at the intersection of Copeland St.

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


Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Pleasant St., West Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Bridgewater as G.R.8.


Photograph Copyright © 2004-2013 by Dale H. Cook
A high-resolution version of this photo (248k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Off of old West Center St. (Rt. 106) and just west of the Rt. 24 interchange. From the end of the old street turn down a gravel road along Rt. 24.

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


Powder House Cemetery (1747)
Matfield St., West Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of West Bridgewater as G.R.2.
MACRIS designation WBR.802


Photograph Copyright © 2003-2013 by Arthur Richardson
A high-resolution version of this photo (253k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1882 Gravestone Transcriptions
Abstracts at Find A Grave
Cemetery Plan

Location:   North side of Matfield St., just off of North Main St. (Rt. 28), about 1 mile south of the Brockton line.

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


Thayer Cemetery (1818)
Union St., West Bridgewater, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of East Bridgewater as G.R.3.


Photograph Copyright © 2003-2013 by Arthur Richardson
A high-resolution version of this photo (290k) is available.

Street Map
Topographic Map

1882 Gravestone Transcriptions
Transcriptions in Thatcher
Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   South side of Union St., just west of the East Bridgewater town line.

Notes:   Although this cemetery is in West Bridgewater, near the East Bridgewater town line, it is listed in Vital Records of East Bridgewater and in Latham's Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater under East Bridgewater. See the information about this cemetery from Find A Grave.





Cemetery Transcriptions


Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Illustrated with Plans and Views (Bridgewater: Henry T. Pratt, printer, 1882; reprinted Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1976; Middleborough, MA, 1986). This book has been transcribed by Arthur Richardson and Dale H. Cook.

      West Bridgewater cemeteries included are:

 

Other West Bridgewater cemetery transcriptions online:

 

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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