Cemeteries in Andover
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Revision as of 12:51, 30 October 2015 by Eleanor
The first documented gravestone in Andover was placed at South Church in 1711.
- Chapel Cemetery at Phillips Academy
- Originally the cemetery for the Andover Theological Seminary
- First burial was in 1810.
- Those buried include: Harriet Beecher Stowe; John Dove; Alice Buck; Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and Warren Draper.
- See "A little cemetery - a lot of history," Andover Townsman, December 5, 2013, p. 16.
- Christ Church Cemetery - Episcopal
- Located at 25 Central Street.
- Graves in this cemetery date back to 1840.
- Cornelius Gould Farm Cemetery
- Contains only three gravestones and a few unmarked graves: Cornelius Gould, Lydia Gould, and Emerson Gould.
- When the boundary line between Andover and North Reading was established in 1904, a portion of the Gould Farm was in North Reading. The cemetery is in this portion.
- Jenkins Family Cemetery
- Located off Douglas Road near the Jenkins Farmhouse.
- Graves in this cemetery date back to 1752.
- Only 6 grave stones remain all direct descendants of Rev. John Woodbridge, the first minister of Andover.
- The remains of the Jenkins family were removed and place in the William Jenkins Lot of the Spring Grove Cemetery.
- Phillips Academy Chapel Cemetery
- Located on Chapel Avenue.
- The burying ground of Andover Theological Seminary.
- Sacred Heart Cemetery
- Located at 80 Corbett Road in the Shawsheen section of Andover.
- A member of the Catholic Cemetery Association
- St. Augustine's Church Cemetery
- Located off Lupine Road; office at 43 Essex Street.
- Graves in this cemetery date back to 1855.
- North Parish Burial Ground in North Andover
- First burial ground established in Andover. Andover split into the North Parish (North Andover) and South Parish (Andover) in 1855.
- "The Old Burial Ground on Academy Road, North Andover
- South Church Cemetery
- Spring Grove Cemetery
- Located on Abbot Street.
- This is the Andover town cemetery. At the annual town meeting on March 1, 1869, it was voted to purchase land for the cemetery. Graves in this cemetery date back to 1871. A history of the cemetery is contained in a pamphlet entited "Spring Grove Cemetery: Information and rules and regulations, June 30, 1941.
- An online search by name is located on the town's website Spring Grove Cemetery search
- Temple Emanuel Cemetery
- Corbett and Mount Vernon Street
- West Parish Cemetery
- Located at 129 Reservation Road.
- Graves in this cemetery date back to 1692 & 1751.
- Woodbridge Family Graveyard
- Behind 89 Jenkins Road
- Only 12 stones remain in this unused family graveyard.
- Originally the Samuel Jenkins family was buried there. They have all been reinterred at Spring Grove.
- The town adopted the cemetery at the 2002 town meeting.
- "Buried here (famous Andover residents)," Andover Townsman, October 26, 1995, p. 1.
- "Historic Undertaking: Repairing stones is grave matter," Andover Townsman, February 21, 2002, p.1.
- "Revolutionary War-era cemetery now town's," Andover Townsman, April 25, 2002.
- "Revolutionary War era cemetery is town's: Woodbridge Jenkins Cemetery," Andover Townsman, May 2, 2002, p. 22.
- "Farm and Neighborhood Cemeteries of Andover and North Andover, Mass, Including Stone Inscriptions" by Lenora White McQuesten.
- "Finding roots in Andover," Eagle Tribune, January 11, 2009, p. 9.
- Andover Church and Cemetery Guide
- Andover Church and Cemetery Guide
- Guide to Cemeteries in Essex County Massachusetts R929.5 Gui (The information for Andover is in the Andover File -- Cemeteries.)
- The Andover Historical Society has a list of cemetery inventories for Christ Church, St. Augustine's, Phillips Academy Chapel, Spring Grove, West Parish cemeteries.
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