Cove Burying Ground, Eastham

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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 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.
The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
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  • My ancestry research led me to this beautifully maintained cemetery. It meant so much to me to visit my underground Doane relatives. I got some great photos of the stones that are still legible. We we...  more »
  • Highly atmospheric, and some of the oldest gravestones on the Cape, dating to the early 18th century. Some very beautifully carved and incredibly well preserved. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • These small historic graveyards are a treasure. Several Mayflower occupants are buried here. I highly recommend a stop.

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