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Burying Grounds, Cemeteries, Gravestones & History of Concord, Massachusetts

Cemeteries & History of Concord, Massachusetts

Gravestones & History of Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

Concord Bridge
The Concord Bridge is located on Monument Street, 0.6 miles north of Concord Center. On April 19, 1775, British troops fought minutemen from Concord, Acton, and Bedford here. All photos donated by and copyright © of Bill Boyington.

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Monument Square
Monument Square is located in Concord center. All photos donated by and copyright © of Bill Boyington.

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Old Hill Burying Ground 1673
The Old Hill Burying Ground was established in 1673. It is located in Concord center at Monument Square. All photos donated by and copyright © of Bill Boyington.

 

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South Burying Place 1697
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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
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Louisa May Alcott d. 1888, family stone, an American novelist best known for the novel Little Women, set in Concord.
Ephraim Wales Bull d. 1895, was the inventor of the Concord grape.
Ralph Waldo Emerson d. 1882, an American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.
Daniel Chester French d. 1931, an American sculptor. His best-known work is the sculpture of a seated Abraham Lincoln (1920) at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Nathaniel Hawthorne d. 1864, an American novelist most famous for such writings as The Scarlett Letter and The House of Seven Gables.
Una Hawthorne d. 1872, daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar d. 1895, an influential American politician and lawyer from Massachusetts. He was elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 1846 as an anti-slavery Whig, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Boston then an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He was appointed 31st Attorney General of the United States 1869 by Ulysses S. Grant.
Samuel Hoar d. 1856, a United States lawyer and politician. A member of a prominent political family in Massachusetts, also a prominent Massachusetts anti-slavery politician and spokesperson. He became a leading member of the Massachusetts Whig Party, a leading and founding member of the Massachusetts Free Soil Party, and a founding member and chair of the committee that organized the founding convention for the Massachusetts Republican Party in 1854.
Sherman Hoar d. 1898, an American lawyer, member of Congress representing Massachusetts, and U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts.
Harriet Mulford Stone Lothrop d. 1924, under the pen name Margaret Sidney, wrote The Five Little Peppers series. Her and her husband Daniel Lothrop moved into The Wayside, previously home to Louisa May Alcott then Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody d. 1894, opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States. Transcendental activist. Also sister-in-law to Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Franklin Benjamin Sanborn d. 1917, an American journalist, author, and reformer. Sanborn was a social scientist, and a memorialist of American transcendentalism who wrote early biographies of many of the movement's key figures. He founded the American Social Science Association in 1865, and was a member of the Secret Six, or "Committee of Six," that funded the militant abolitionist John Brown.

Henry David Thoreau d. 1862, family stone, an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.



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