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

Cemeteries & History of Roxbury, Massachusetts

Eliot Burying Ground est. 1630
Located on Eustis Street at the corner of Washington St. On the National Register of Historic Places.


"This is Roxbury's earliest cemetery, established in 1630. The burying ground is named for Rev. John Eliot, Christian Missionary to the native peoples of the Neponset. Eliot is buried in the Parish Tomb, along with other early ministers of the First Parish of Roxbury. Two colonial governors are interred in the Dudley family tomb, which dates from 1653. Members of the renowned clockmaking family, the Willards, were buried here in the 1840's when Roxbury was a manufacturing center."

 

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