Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

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Establishment : 1659

Address : Hull St., Boston, MA 02113, USA

Original Name : North Burying Ground

Area : 8,094 m2

Timings : 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Prominent Burials : Samuel Mather, Robert Newman, John Norman, Prince Hall etc.

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Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, Boston Overview

One of Boston’s oldest burial grounds, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground dates back to the mid-17th century and is where notable historical figures were buried. Spread out over an area of about 2 acres, the cemetery is one of the 16 sites on the Freedom Trail.

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground was built in 1659 and lays atop a hill in Boston’s North End, on land that was previously used for a windmill. The city’s second cemetery, built after King’s Chapel Burying Ground, it was formerly known as North Burying Ground. It has over 1,200 marked graved and is the resting place of several historical figures like Benjamin Edes, Robert Newman, Nicholas Upsall. The grounds have undergone few extensions beginning 1708 and attract considerable crowds.

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