Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Copp's Hill Burying Ground
William Copp, after whom the hill and burying ground are named, was a cobbler who once owned the land here. The gravestones of his children, buried in the 1660s, are still here at the hill's crest. Other settlerrs were buried nearby when the Town bought the site in 1659 and called it the North Burying Ground. Over the years, three sections were added to the original, although today they appear as one.
During the occupation of Boston, British troops manned a battery at Copp's Hill and rained fire onto nearby Charlestown during the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775.
Location. 42° 22.024′ N, 71° 3.365′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Hull Street. Touch for map. Coordinates provided are for the cemetery
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Copp’s Hill Burying Ground (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Copp’s Hill Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); Gravestone Art: Skulls, Wings, and Other Symbols (a few steps from this marker); Tombs and Monuments (a few steps from this marker); From Colonial Burying Ground to Victorian Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Copp’s Hill and the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Unusual Gravestones (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventeenth Century Copp’s Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
More about this marker. Copp's Hill Burying Ground is a stop along Boston's Freedom Trail.
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 . . .
1. Copps Hill Burying Ground. ... the second burying ground established in Boston in 1660. (Submitted on October 8, 2008.)
2. Copp's Hill Burying Ground is a stop along Boston's Freedom Trail. (Submitted on October 8, 2008.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
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