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Hancock Cemetery

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NRHP Reference #  82004421
Phone  +1 617-376-1295
Added to NRHP  28 January 1982
Area  8,000 m²
Year built  1640
Hancock Cemetery

Location  Hancock St. in Quincy Sq., Quincy, Massachusetts
Address  1305 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169, USA
Burials  John Adams II, Leonard Hoar
Similar  United First Parish Church, Souther tide mill, United States Naval Shi, Adams National Historical, Thomas Crane Public Lib

Hancock cemetery presentation

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.

Hancock cemetery in quincy ma from may 1994


Hancock Cemetery Wikipedia