Norton Common Burial Ground
Using this land for public use, a militia training field, and burying place caused numerous problems, for in 1802 it was noted "the four-footed beasts that were turned loose upon the common trampled upon the green sod that covered the loved of earth, (un)till the exact resting place of many was obliterated."
In 1825, the town of Norton voted to appropriate money for fencing to establish boundaries of the burial ground. Since that time, the common has been used for that purpose.
Erected 2008 by Norton Historical Commission
Location. 41° 57.419′ N, 71° 12.476′ W. Marker is in Norton, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Olympia Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norton MA 02766, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stony Brook (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of First Church in Norton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Angell Park (approx. 3.4 miles away); LaSalette Seminary (approx. 3½ miles away); Major Thomas J. Deegan Memorial Bridge (approx. 3½ miles away); Everett Southworth Horton (approx. 3½ miles away); Solomon Family Burial Ground (approx. 3½ miles away); Veterans Memorial Common (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norton.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.