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Whitman Cemetery Information, Photos and Transcriptions

     Special thanks to Pamela Whiting, Reference Librarian at the Dyer Memorial Library, and to Sharon Orcutt Peters, Chair of the Abington Historical Commission, for providing information on the Whitman cemeteries.

     In places you will see references to the "Totman Manuscript." This is The Cemeteries of Abington by Ida R. Totman of Rockland. She prepared her manuscript for the 1912 bicentennial of Abington, and it describes the cemeteries of that town and of the daughter towns of Whitman and Rockland. The manuscript is at the Dyer Memorial Library in Abington.

     Collecting information about the cemeteries of Whitman 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 is a link to a topographic map 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.

     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 havr 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.


 

Amos Whitmarsh Cemetery
Whitman, MA

Location:   Exact location still to be determined.


Colebrook Cemetery (1828)
Park Ave. and Essex St., Whitman, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Abington as G.R.13.


Photograph used with the permission of Bonnie (Smith) Wright (#47114651) of Find A Grave
A high-resolution version of this photo (581k) is available.

Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   781-447-5117

Location:   East side of the intersection of Park Ave. and Essex St.

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


Hersey Children's Burying Ground
Washington St., Whitman, MA

Topographic Map

Location:   Behind 685 Washington St., across from Warren Ave.


High Street Cemetery (1805)
[Noyes Family Burying Ground]

Pine St., Whitman, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Abington as G.R.10.


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (168k) is available.

Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   Pine St., west of High St.

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

Jenkins Family Burying Ground Site
Pleasant St., Whitman, MA

Notes:   The Totman Manuscript records that it is said that the Jenkins family had a private cemetery here. Its location is unknown, and it is not known to which cemetery the stones and remains may have been removed.


Mt. Zion Cemetery (1740)
[Original part known as Old Cemetery]

Washington St., Whitman, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Abington as G.R.12. (Mt. Zion Cemetery) and G.R.14. (Old Cemetery)


Photograph used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave
A high-resolution version of this photo (235k) is available.

Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

Location:   East side of Washington St. between Jenkins Ave. and Robert Ave.

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


St. James Cemetery
Harvard St., Whitman, MA

Topographic Map

Abstracts at Find A Grave

For records contact:   Holy Ghost Church Rectory, 518 Washington St., Whitman, MA 02382 781-447-7630.

Location:   East of Harvard St. at the end of Butternut Lane.

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


Small Pox House Cemetery Site (1778)
Franklin St., Whitman, MA
Abbreviated in Vital Records of Abington as G.R.11.

Topographic Map

Location:   East side of Franklin St., now part of the grounds of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.





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