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Duxbury in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

America's Oldest Maintained Cemetery

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, March 2012
1. America's Oldest Maintained Cmetery Marker
Inscription. Myles Standish Burying ground is the oldest maintained cemetery in the United States. This sacred ground has been cared for by the town of Duxbury Massachusetts, and takes its name from Myles Standish, military leader of the Plymouth colony who was interred here in 1656
 
Erected 1977 by American Cemetery Association.
 
Location. 42° 1.515′ N, 70° 41.251′ W. Marker is in Duxbury, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Chestnut Street and Pilgrim By Way. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Myles Standish Burying Ground. Marker is in this post office area: Duxbury MA 02332, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of The First Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brig Independence (approx. 2.2 miles away); The National Monument to our Forefathers (approx. 4½ miles away); Welcome to Pilgrim Memorial State Park (approx. 4.7 miles away); America’s Hometown at the Heart of Plymouth County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Daniel Webster Tablet (approx. 4.7 miles away); Old Marshfield Training Field (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pilgrim Memorial State Park (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraWars, US Indian
 
America's Oldest Maintained Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, March 2011
2. America's Oldest Maintained Cemetery Marker
Myles Standish Burial image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, March 2012
3. Myles Standish Burial
Myles Standish Burial image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, March 2011
4. Myles Standish Burial
John Alden Burial image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, March 2012
5. John Alden Burial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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