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Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Freedom Trail

 
 
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Marker
Inscription. Stroll round among the graves . . . lean on the free stone slab which lies over the bones of the Mathers . . . read the epitaph of stout William Clark, ‘Despiser of Sorry Persons and little Action’ . . . stand by the stone grave of sturdy Daniel Malcolm and look upon the splintered slab that tells the old rebel’s story.

Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Professor at the Breakfast Table, 1859.
 
Location. 42° 22.029′ N, 71° 3.369′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Hull Street and Hull St Pl, on the left when traveling east on Hull Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gravestone Art: Skulls, Wings, and Other Symbols (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Copp's Hill Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Copp’s Hill Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); Copp’s Hill and the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); From Colonial Burying Ground to Victorian Park (within shouting distance of this
Marker on Boston's Freedom Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker on Boston's Freedom Trail
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is one of the sites along Boston's Freedom Trail. It is located in Boston's North End.
marker); Unusual Gravestones (within shouting distance of this marker); Tombs and Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventeenth Century Copp’s Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the markers found in Copp’s Hill Burying Ground.
 
Also see . . .  Copp's Hill Burying Ground. Details of the Freedom Trail from the City of Boston website. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
This cemetery, established in 1659, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Copp’s Hill Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
During the American Revolution, British soldiers camped among these graves. During the Battle of Bunker Hill, they fired shells towards Charleston from this area.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,208 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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