Robbins Cemetery

Robbins Cemetery (HMCMC)

Location: Lexington, MA 02420 Middlesex County
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N 42° 25.676', W 71° 12.124'

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Originally part of the Samuel Winship farm, this land was deeded by his son in 1784 as a cemetery for the Robbins, Winship, Buckman, Bowman and other Lexington families. Stephen Robbins and his son Eli, who are buried here, operated a fur dressing factory, a spice mill and a tannery. When they wanted to open a tavern and were refused permission by the selectmen, Eli enlisted Daniel Webster's help, and won!

The willow and urn carved on many gravestones here are symbols of mourning widely used in the early 1800's in painting and needlework, as well as on headstones.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 318852 N 4699640
Decimal Degrees42.42793333, -71.20206667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 25.676', W 71° 12.124'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 25' 40.56" N, 71° 12' 7.44" W
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Area Code(s)781, 617, 339
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 443 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington MA 02420, US
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