Cove Burying Ground
|Area:||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Added to NRHP:||May 12, 1999|
The Cove Burying Ground is an historic cemetery located just south of MA 6 and Corliss Way in Eastham, Massachusetts. It is Eastham's oldest cemetery, dating to c. 1646. It was laid out not long after the town's first colonial meeting house was built nearby. Although there are no graves marked with 17th-century markers, it is virtually certain that some of Eastham's early settlers are buried here. It was the town's only burying ground until the establishment in 1720 of the Bridge Road Cemetery. Cove Burying Ground remained in active use until about 1770. Families placed memorial markers in the cemetery in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Notable People Buried Here
- Giles Hopkins (1607-1690) - Mayflower pilgrim
- Constance Hopkins (1605-1677) - Mayflower pilgrim
- Elizabeth Hopkins (1664-1664) - child of Mayflower pilgrim
- Mary Hopkins (1640-1700) - daughter of Mayflower pilgrim
- John Hopkins (1643-1643) - son of Mayfloewr pilgrim
- Samuel Smith (1641-1697) - early town settler and son-in-law to Mayflower pilgrim.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Barnstable County, Massachusetts
- History of Cape Cod by Frederick Freeman (2 Vol, 1600+ pages, Publ 2017) - The Annals of Barnstable County, and of Its Several Towns, State of the art technology restores many rare local records and histories.
- ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ "NRHP nomination for Cove Burying Ground". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. http://mhc-macris.net/Details.aspx?MhcId=EAS.800. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
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