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Foxborough in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Foxborough State Hospital Cemetery

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
1. Foxborough State Hospital Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Not all patients of the Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates or its successor, the Foxboro State Hospital, had known family contacts or families able to provide for their burial. To insure a proper final resting place, the commonwealth of Massachusetts purchased a large number of lots at Rock Hill cemetery for that purpose. As needs increased in the great depression, this cemetery was created in 1933 and subsequently expanded that those who remained in state care even in death would have the dignity of a proper burial.
 
Location. 42° 4.848′ N, 71° 15.83′ W. Marker is in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Cross Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Foxboro MA 02035, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morseville (approx. half a mile away); Lakeview (approx. 0.8 miles away); Entering Baker Street Historic District (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Town Lot (approx. 1.4 miles away); Memorial Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away); Centre Burial Ground (approx.
Foxborough State Hospital Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
2. Foxborough State Hospital Cemetery Marker
1.4 miles away); The Reservoir on Powder House Hill / The Town House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Union Straw Works / Birth of the Straw Hat Industry (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Foxborough.
 
Regarding Foxborough State Hospital Cemetery. On each stone are two numbers the top of the stones have the patients number the front has the number in which they died in for the cemetery.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Foxborough State Hospital Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
3. Foxborough State Hospital Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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