Copp's Hill Burial Ground

Boston, Massachusetts



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Copp's Hill Burial Ground is located on Hull Street in Boston, Massachusetts (Suffolk County).
The coordinates are 42° 22' 2" N, 71° 3' 19" W.

Copp's Hill Burial Ground was established in 1659, making it the second oldest cemetery in the city. It is no longer used for burials. It got its name from a local shoemaker, William Copp, who previously owned the land. Needless to say, it's filled with many rows of old gravestones with interesting carvings and epitaphs. It is owned by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and it is maintained by the Cemetery Division. They do a great job taking care of it!

There is a beautiful view from the cemetery, it overlooks the Charles River on the city's north side. Because of its close proximity to the river and its location on a large hill, the British used the site during the Battle of Bunker Hill.

For more information, please visit the National Park Service's page.



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