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Grove Hill Cemetery

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Location  Waltham, Massachusetts
Built  1703
NRHP Reference #  89001549
Area  9.4 acres (3.8 ha)
MPS  Waltham MRA
Added to NRHP  September 28, 1989
Grove Hill Cemetery

The Grove Hill Cemetery is a historic cemetery at 290 Main Street in Waltham, Massachusetts. Established in 1703, the cemetery was Waltham's only cemetery until 1857, when Mount Feake Cemetery opened. It was authorized in 1703, but its initial 2.3-acre (0.93 ha) parcel of land was not purchased until 1704. The first documented burial, however, took place in November 1703. The northwest section of the cemetery is its oldest portion, and includes a number of unmarked gravesites. The cemetery continues in active use today, and contains a representative sample of funerary art spanning 300 years. It now covers more than 9 acres (3.6 ha), extending between Main and Grove Streets. Its main entrance features posts with an Egyptian Revival theme, a style continued with the presence of obelisks dispersed on the grounds.

The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

References

Grove Hill Cemetery Wikipedia


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