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

Cemeteries & History of Salem, Massachusetts

St. Peters Church is located on the corner of St. Peter Street and Brown Street and was established in 1733. There are currently 23 entries for this cemetery. See it's location and get directions at Yahoo Maps.

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Cemetery Status: As well as can be expected. This cemetery is a very old churchyard style where several stones are crowded in a small amount of space in front of the church behind iron fencing. There are several stones that are resting against the church and are no longer set in the ground.

Saint Peters Church, est. 1733

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Sarah Avery d. 1836
Elizabeth Bowditch d. 1771
Lucy Blyth d. 1787
Hannah Britton d. 178?
S.W. Fisher d. 1774
James Ford d. 178?
John Hendy d. 17?6
Margaret Hendy d. 1786
Mary Ingersoll
Sarah Jackson d. 1810
James Jeffry d. 1775
Simon Lamb d. 1795
Simon Lamb II d. 1800
Susanna Luscomb d. 17??
Hannah Mottey d. 1768
Capt. Israel Obear d. 1773
Jonathan Obear d. 1789
Doretha Palfray d. 1797
John Saunders d. 17??
Mary Saunders d. 1772
Sarah Saunders d. 1795
Susanna Saunders d. 1818
Joseph Young d. 1803, organist of St. Peter's Church.

More History in Salem to Visit

Baker's Island Light Station
E of Salem on Baker's Island
Current lighthouse first lit in 1821. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Not open to the public.

Bessie Monroe House
7 Ash St.
Private residences. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bridge Street Neck Historic District
Bridge St., and side Sts. bet. March/Osgood Sts., and Howard/Webb Sts
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Bowker Place
144-156 Essex St
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Charter Street Historic District
Bounded by Liberty, Derby, Central, and Charter Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Chestnut Street District
Bounded roughly by Broad, Flint, Federal, and Summer Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

City Hall
93 Washington St.
Greek Revival, listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Crombie Street District
7-15 and 16-18 Crombie St., and 13 Barton St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Crowninshield-Bentley House

Derby Waterfront District also known as Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Derby St. from Herbert St. to Block House Sq., waterfront sts. between Kosciusko and Blaney Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Derby Wharf Light Station
Derby Wharf
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Downtown Salem District
Roughly bounded by Church, Central, New Derby, and Washington Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Essex County Court Buildings Also known as Old Granite Courthouse
32 Federal St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Essex Insitiute Historic District
134-132, 128, 126 Essex St. and 13 Washington Sq. W.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Federal Street District
Roughly bounded by Bridge, Washington, Federal, and Summer Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

First Universalist Church
6 Rust St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Fort Pickering Also known as Fort William;Fort Anne
Winter Island
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

The Friendship, Salem MA
The Friendship

Gallows Hill Park

Site of the hangings during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Now a playground and park.

Gardiner-Pingree House
128 Essex St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Gedney and Cox Houses
21 High St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Hamilton Hall
9 Cambridge St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.


House of Seven Gables Historic District

Turner, Derby, and Hardy Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Open daily, all year long.

John P. Peabody House
15 Summer St.
Private residences. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

John Ward House
132 Essex St.
Early colonial building. Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Joseph Story House
26 Winter St.
Private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Joshua Ward House
148 Washington St.
Federal period building. Private residences. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nathaniel Bowditch House
North St
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Old Town Hall Historic District
Derby Sq. and 215-231 Essex, 121-145 Washington, and 6-34 Front Sts.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Peirce-Nichols House
80 Federal St.
Private residences. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pickman House
Charter St.
The house may have been built as early as 1664 for Samuel Pickman, and is one of Salem's oldest buildings. The building is now owned by the Peabody Essex Museum.

Ropes Mansion


Rufus Choate House
14 Lynde St
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Salem Common Historic District
Bounded roughly by St. Peter's, Bridge, and Derby Sts. and Collins Cove
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Square North

Salem Willows Historic District
Roughly, Columbus, Bay View, Beach and Fort Aves.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Shepard Block
298-304 Essex St.
Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Stephen Phillips Memorial Trust House

 

Thomas March Woodbridge House
48 Bridge St.
Private residences. Federal style. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Wesley Methodist Church
8 North St.
Romanesque style church. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

West Cogswell House
5-9 Summer St.
Greek Revival. Private residences. Federal style. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

The Witch House
310-1/2 Essex Street
Built in 1642, it was once the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, one of the judges of the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The accused were often brought here to be examined for supposed "Witches' marks".

William Murray House
39 Essex St.
Private residences. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

YMCA Building
284-296 Essex St.
Classical Revival. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you know of an historic place to visit in Salem, please submit it to jenn@gravematter.com

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