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Rockport in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Old First Parish Burying Ground

1630 - 1930

 
 
Old First Parish Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
Sandy Bay Historical Society-Buddy Woods & Randy Saville, July 16, 2011
1. Old First Parish Burying Ground Marker
Inscription. Original plot given by the first settler, Richard Tarr, who was buried here in 1732. Here lie most of the early settlers and many of the officers and soldiers of the French and Indian, Revolutionary and 1812 Wars.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 39.526′ N, 70° 37.293′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Beach Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Between King and Main Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport MA 01966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Pool (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Settlers of Sandy Bay (about 800 feet away); First Settler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bear Skin Neck (approx. mile away); Rockport World War I & II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harvey Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town Wharves (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockport.
 
Also see . . .
Old First Parish Burying Grounds, Beach Street, Rockport, Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
Sandy Bay Historical Society- Buddy Woods & Randy Saville, July 16, 2011
2. Old First Parish Burying Grounds, Beach Street, Rockport, Massachusetts

1. Sandy Bay Historical Society of Rockport Massachusetts. Historical Society website for the town of Rockport containg information on collections, exhibits and local attractions. (Submitted on August 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on August 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812War, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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