Central Burying Grounds

Boston Common along Boylston Street

Established in 1756, Central Burying Ground was Boston's fourth burial grounds. Located on Boston Common, it was where a variety of 'strangers' were buried, including Irish Catholics and Freemasons, as well as British soldiers who died during the Revolutionary War. The Parks Dept. notes this is the city's only historical burying ground with Celtic crosses carved into the slate headstones, including one of James Landrigan (d. 1807) from Tipperary. The cemetery is locked to protect it but visitors can readily see the tombstones and grounds through the wrought-iron fencing.

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