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Hancock Cemetery, Quincy

Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Hancock Cemetery is a historic cemetery on Hancock Street in Quincy Square, across the street from the United First Parish Church in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. It is named after Reverend John Hancock (1702–1744), father of Founding Father John Hancock.The cemetery was founded c. 1640 (the date of the earliest documented graves), and is the only tangible remainder of the early settlement of the area. It was the resting place of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives, Abigail Adams and Louisa Adams (respectively), before they were moved to the crypt in the United First Parish Church.The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.The cemetery markers and graves have recently been digitized on Google Maps and Google Earth.
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  • After visiting the Adams' homes and United First Parish Church I stopped by this cemetery with headstones dating back to 17th century. Get a free map across the street at the church. Be sure to take t...  read more »
  • This is right across the street from the Church of Presidents, which must not be missed, but this cemetery will take you back in time as you visit the graves of soldiers from all the historic wars of ...  read more »
  • Easy to find just off the Quincy Center T station. Go to the United First Parish Church for a map with grave locations. 
  • I walked by here but it was too peaceful so I kept walking.
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