The Town Lot

The Town Lot (HMPQJ)

Location: Foxborough, MA 02035 Norfolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 3.704', W 71° 15.417'

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Here in unmarked graves lie the poor, the destitute, the strangers known only to God. Struck down by death in our midst, they were afforded the decency of a proper burial by a caring community. Some were residents of the town's poor farm. Others were from families simply too poor to afford a burial place of their own while still others were strangers never identified. When Rock Hill Cemetery was laid out in 1853, the Foxborough Cemetery Corporation set aside this section in which the town could fulfill its obligation to the needy among us. The town returned ownership to Cemetery in 1898. Burials in the Town Lot continued until 1968. A total of 137 commitments were made. Six individuals were later claimed by their families and removed to family plots. Thirteen were never identified.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByFoxborough Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 313260 N 4659095
Decimal Degrees42.06173333, -71.25695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 3.704', W 71° 15.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 3' 42.24" N, 71° 15' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)508, 781, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 48 Granite St, Foxborough MA 02035, US
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