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Phipps Street Burying Ground, Boston

The Phipps Street Burying Ground, dating back to 1630, was Charlestown's first cemetery, where soldiers who fought in King Phillips War were buried.

The Phipps Street Burying Ground, dating back to 1630, was Charlestown's first cemetery, where soldiers who fought in King Phillips War were buried. Notable graves here include those of John Harvard - who founded Harvard University as his bequest, Nathaniel Gorham - a signer of the Constitution and president of the Continental Congress, Oliver Holden - hymn composer, and Thomas Beecher - one of the first settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Some of the most influential Charlestown families, including the Frothinghams, Hurds, Harvards, Phipps, Russells, and Hunnewells, were laid to rest here in small rectangular plots.


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About Phipps Street Burying Ground

 Phipps Street, Charlestown, MA, United States

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