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Hancock Cemetery, Quincy

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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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  • Boston is replete with small historic grave sites. We visited several graveyards while touring the city. It is intriguing to stand besides the graves of famous people (or their families). My only caut...  more »
  • The Hancock Cemetery is an amazing example of a historical site with insights to our forefathers during the birth of our country. It is not only a cemetery, but a window into the art and lifestyles of...  more »
  • This is very old cemetery and also beautiful. It looks so nice from outside that you will feel to go inside. 
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  • I walked by here but it was too peaceful so I kept walking.