Burial Hill

Burial Hill (HM1E01)

Location: Plymouth, MA 02360 Plymouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 57.343', W 70° 39.903'

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The hill before you has been used for the burials by Plymouth residents since the 1620s. The first English settlers (known as "The Pilgrims") built their first fort/meeting house here.

Here, Mayflower passengers are buried including Governor William Bradford and William & Mary Brewster. The last burial took place in 1957.

The earliest grave markers were of carved wood, and do not survive today. Stone markers were likely used starting in the mid-seventeenth century. Today, the oldest known stone on Burial Hill is that of Edward Gray,. 1681.

These early stone markers are valuable historic documents, and many are irreplaceable works of folk art. As you walk through Burial Hill, please remember that this is historic and sacred ground, which deserves care and respect. Many stone have a better chance of survival if they are not touched. We appreciate your cooperation.

The cemetery is closed from dusk till dawn each day
HM NumberHM1E01
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 362006 N 4646200
Decimal Degrees41.95571667, -70.66505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 57.343', W 70° 39.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 57' 20.58" N, 70° 39' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)508, 617, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15-99 School St, Plymouth MA 02360, US
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