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First Burying Ground of Mayflower Passengers

 
 
First Burying Ground of Mayflower Passengers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
1. First Burying Ground of Mayflower Passengers Marker
Inscription.
This monument marks the first burying ground
in Plymouth of the passengers of the Mayflower
Here, under cover of darkness, the fast dwindling company laid their dead, leveling the earth above them lest the Indians should learn how many were the graves.
Reader History records no nobler venture for faith and freedom than that of this Pilgrim band. In weariness and painfulness, in watching often, in hunger and cold they laid the foundations of a state wherein every man, through countless ages, should have liberty to worship God in his own way. May their example inspire thee to do thy part in perpetuating and spreading the lofty ideals of our republic throughout the world.

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“Aboute a hundred sowls came over in this first ship and began this work which God of His goodness hath hithertoo blesed. Let His holy name have ye praise.”
Bradford   1650

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The bones of the Pilgrims found at various times in and near this enclosure and preserved for many years in the canopy over the rock were returned at the time of the Tercentenary Celebration and are deposited within this monument.

Erected by the General Society
of Mayflower Descendants
A.D. 1920

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South Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
2. South Side of Monument
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Of the One Hundred and Four Passengers
these died in Plymouth during the first year

John Allerton • Mary, first wife of Isaac Allerton • Richard Britteridge • Robert Carter • John Carver and Katharine his wife • James Chilton’s wife • Richard Clarke • John Crakston Sr. • Sarah, first wife of Francis Eaton • Thomas English • Moses Fletcher • Edward Fuller and his wife • John Goodman • William Holbeck • John Hooke •John Langmore • Edmund Margeson • Christopher Martin and his wife • Degory Priest • Ellen More and a brother (children) • William Mullins, Alice his wife and Joseph their son • Solomon Prower • John Rigdale and Alice his wife • Thomas Rogers • Rose, first wife of Myles Standish • Elias Story •Edward Tilley and Ann his wife • Thomas Tinker, his wife and son • John Turner and two sons • William White • Roger Wilder • Elizabeth, first wife of Edward Winslow • Thomas Williams

 
Location. 41° 57.442′ N, 70° 39.747′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Carver Street and Middle Street, on the left when traveling south on Carver Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on Cole's Hill. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth MA 02360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
North Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
3. North Side of Monument
marker. Gurnet Fortifications (within shouting distance of this marker); National Day of Mourning (within shouting distance of this marker); James Cole (within shouting distance of this marker); Coles Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Plymouth Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Massasoit (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Hometown (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cole’s Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
4. Back of Monument
First Burying Ground of Mayflower Passengers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
5. First Burying Ground of Mayflower Passengers Monument
Monument on Cole's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
6. Monument on Cole's Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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