Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Foxborough in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Centre Burial Ground

 
 
Centre Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
1. Centre Burial Ground Marker
Inscription. In 1783, Nehemiah Carpenter, Samuel Baker and Jeremiah Hartshorn conveyed to the selectmen and their successors in office forever four acres of land on which the meeting house had been built for use as a town common. Mr. Carpenter also gave one hundred and eleven rods of land near the meeting house for a centre burial ground. As the deed was signed Nehemiah noted the piece of land given by him for a burying place is for that, and that only. Several graves would later be removed to Rock Hill Cemetery to provide space for the town's Civil War Memorial
 
Erected 2001 by Foxborough Historical Commission.
 
Location. 42° 3.831′ N, 71° 14.98′ W. Marker is in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Central Street (Massachusetts Route 140), on the left when traveling north. 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. Memorial Hall (here, next to this marker); The Reservoir on Powder House Hill / The Town House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Straw Works / Birth of the Straw Hat Industry (about 600 feet away);
Centre Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
2. Centre Burial Ground Marker
Entering Baker Street Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town Lot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lakeview (approx. 1.1 miles away); Foxborough State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Lodge at Foxborough (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Foxborough.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 294 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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.
Paid Advertisement