Burial Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Burial Hill Cemetery

Burial Hill Cemetery was established in 1622 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It sits on a beautiful hill overlooking Plymouth Harbor. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the second oldest cemetery in Plymouth. Photo highlights below.

skeleton, skull, candle, hourglass, scythe

Skeleton, Skull, Scythe, Cross Bones, Hourglass

Here Lyes Buried
The Body of
Natl Jackson
Who died July 14th
1743 in the 79th
year of his age

Death's Head

Death’s Heads

Here Lyes Interred Y Body of
Mr. Joseph Bradford son to the
Late Honourable William Bradford
Eqsr Governour of Plymouth
Colony Who Departed
This Life July the 10th 1715
in the 85th year of his age

Portrait, Patience Watson, Heart Lockett

Portrait of Patience Watson wearing a heart-shaped locket.

Here lies Interr’d
the Body of
Mrs Patience Watson
the wife of
Mr Elkanah Watson
She Departed this Life
April 20th 1767
In the Thirty fourth Year of her Age



Here lies
buried the Body of
John Watson, Esq.
who departed this Life
Jany 3d 1753
in the 37th Year
of his Age

Portrait, Captain Robert Davie


In memory of
Capt Robert Davie
who Deceased Decth the 17th 1800
In the 32 year of his age

Drapery, Elizabeth Watson


Here lies intered
the remains of
Mrs Elizabeth Watson
Wife of
William Watson Esq
who departed this life
Sepbr 2d AD 1798 in the
66 year of her age

Cross Bones, Winged Effigy

Cross Bones, Winged Effigies

Isaac Symmes, Tree


Mr Isaac Symmes
August 27, 1791
in the 48 year
of his age.

Mayflower, John Howland, Burial Hill


Here ended the Pilgrimage of
John Howland
who died February 23, 167 2/3
aged above 80 years
He married Elizabeth daughter of
John Tilley
who came with him in the
Mayflower Dec 1620
From them are descended a
numerous posterity

Burial Hill Cemetery

Burial Hill

Overlooking Plymouth Harbor
Plymouth, Massachusetts

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