Westerly Burial Ground

The Westerly Burial Ground (also known as Westerly Burying Ground)[2] is an historic cemetery on Centre Street in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1683, it is Boston's seventh-oldest cemetery, and where the first settlers of the West Roxbury area are buried. It was enlarged in 1832, and 1844, and its last documented burial was in 1962.[3] Eight American Revolutionary War veterans are buried there as well as fifteen veterans of the American Civil War.

Westerly Burial Ground
Westerly Burial Ground is located in Massachusetts
Westerly Burial Ground
Westerly Burial Ground is located in the United States
Westerly Burial Ground
LocationWest Roxbury, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°16′53″N 71°09′31″W / 42.28144°N 71.15855°W / 42.28144; -71.15855Coordinates: 42°16′53″N 71°09′31″W / 42.28144°N 71.15855°W / 42.28144; -71.15855
ArchitectJames Foster II, J. N.[1]
NRHP reference No.87001401[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 20, 1987

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "Historic Burying Grounds Initiative". 13 July 2016.
  3. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Westerly Burial Ground". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-11-02.

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