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A town with only one cemetery in Massachusetts.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I am trying to locate the records for cemeteries in Milton, Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War.  Can you tell me the publications that cover them?


Answer: There are not many communities in Massachusetts that can claim only one cemetery.  This is the case for Milton, Massachusetts however.  The Milton Cemetery whicih is located at 211 Centre Street in Milton dates back to 1672.  The office can be reached at 617-698-0200.  At NEHGS we have the following items that may be of interest on this cemetery.  An article by William B. Trask which appeared in the NEHGS Register, (7:89-92).  We also have a book titled Milton Cemetery, a catalogue of the proprietors of lots, together with a record of ancient inscriptions on all tablets in the cemetery prior and including A.D. 1800. (Boston, MA: David Clapp & Sonsm 1883) [NEHGS Call # F74/M66/M43/1883]. At NEHGS we also have a manuscript of inscriptions [NEHGS Call # MS70/MIL/932A].

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