Harmony Grove Cemetery

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  • Established in 1840 as a private, non-profit cemetery by four established Salem families. The original cemetery spanned 15 acres off Grove St. Over the years it has expanded and now covers 98 acres of land, 90% of the area is in Salem and 10% in Peabody.
  • Blake Memorial Chapel is on the grounds and was dedicated in 1925.
  • Some of the famous people buried there are: Frank W. Benson, Rev. William Bentley, George Peabody, Charles Lennox Remond, Leverett Saltonstall, Nathaniel Silsbee and Frederick Townsend Ward.
  • Harmony Grove is the site of the only crematorium on the North Shore.

See Also

  • Vertical File in Salem Collection - Cemeteries
  • "A walk through Salem's historic Harmony Grove" Salem News, Aug. 27, 2007 p. A11