Cemeteries

Dorchester North Burying Ground

 

Dorchester North Burying Ground is a seventeenth-century burying ground and is the final resting place for some of Dorchester's most prominent citizens. The cemetery is maintained by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

Location: 585 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125

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Dorchester South Burying Ground

Dorchester South Burying Ground is a nineteenth-century burying ground, originally opened in 1814 to help with the overcrowding at Dorchester North Burying Ground. The cemetery is maintained by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

Location: 2095 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA 02124

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Cedar Grove Cemetery

Cedar Grove Cemetery is a non-sectarian cemetery, and still actively used in Dorchester. It first opened in 1871. It boasts to be the only cemetery in the United States with a trolley running through it.

 

Location: 920 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

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Catholic Cemeteries

The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association began in 1851 in Dorchester and now maintains four non-sectarian cemeteries in Boston.

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Mount Calvary Cemetery

Location: 366 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131

New Calvary Cemetery

Location: 800 Harvard Street, Mattapan, MA 02126

Mount Benedict Cemetery

Location: 409 Corey Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Saint Mary's Cemetery

Location: 125 Bernard Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

The Holyhood Cemetery Association was founded in 1857. The Association was founded based on Catholic heritage but it is a non-sectarian organization. 

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Holyhood Cemetery

Location: 584 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

St. Joseph Cemetery

Location: 900 LaGrange Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Codman Burying Ground

Codman Burying Ground was given to Second Church in the will of Dr. John Codman in 1847. There are over 1,000 burials at the site which are laid out in the formation of angel wings. 

 

Location: 44 Moultrie Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

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Mount Hope Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery was found in 1852 as a private cemetery. The City of Boston purchased the cemetery in 1857 in order to alleviate the overcrowding of cemeteries in the City and develop a municipal cemetery. The cemetery is still active and maintained by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

 

Location: 355 Walk Hill Street, Roslindale, MA 02131

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Forest Hills Cemetery

Forest Hills Cemetery was founded in 1848 as a garden cemetery to provide a "park-like" setting to bury and remember loved ones. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

 

Location: 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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