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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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  • We visited the cemetery on Sunday and it currently hidden by construction on Hancock St. When we finally entered the cemetery we were met with trash spewed all over the floor. Empty bottles , paper an...  more »
  • We have visited a lot of historic cemeteries and this is a good one -- well maintained and easy to walk around. This was part of the city hour tour which is worth taking. We had a very good guide. Mos...  more »
  • Part of your city hall tour is spent in the cemetery. Go to city hall and get a tour and they will guide you through the cemetery too.  more »
  • Great historic cemetery. Many of President John Adams' relatives are buried here.
  • Historic cemetery with lots of Revolutionary-era gravestones to see.
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