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*Vertical File in Salem Collection - '''Charter Street Burial Ground'''
 
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*[http://innopac.noblenet.org/search/X?search=be-witched+in+historic&searchscope=24&m=&SORT=D Be-witched in historic Salem] Salem Chamber of Commerce, p. 9
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1835987 Find A Grave: Charter Street Cemetery] Website
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1835987 Find A Grave: Charter Street Cemetery] Website
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*[http://www.salemweb.com/tales/charter.shtml Charter Street history] Salem Tales, SalemWeb.com
 
*[http://www.salemweb.com/tales/charter.shtml Charter Street history] Salem Tales, SalemWeb.com
 
*[http://www.salemfocus.com/richard_more.htm Richard More] Mayflower passenger R. More
 
  
 
*[http://evergreen.noblenet.org/eg/opac/record/1444611?locg=63 Our Silent Neighbors; a Study of Gravestones in the Olde Salem Area] by B. Bouchard, p. 8-21
 
*[http://evergreen.noblenet.org/eg/opac/record/1444611?locg=63 Our Silent Neighbors; a Study of Gravestones in the Olde Salem Area] by B. Bouchard, p. 8-21

Latest revision as of 12:59, 6 December 2018

  • The Charter Street Burial Ground, started in 1637, also known as "Old Burying Point" or the "Charter Street Cemetery", is the oldest cemetery in Salem. Many early and famous Salem residents are buried here, such as John Hathorne, a judge in the Salem witch trials of 1692 and Samuel McIntire, Salem's great woodcarver. Another famous gravestone is of the only Mayflower passenger buried here, a Capt. Richard More.
  • For lists of others who are buried here, see the links below.
  • The Charter Street Cemetery inscriptions, transcribed by Jeanne Stella, are being published in The Essex Genealogist periodical, starting in 2016 and ongoing.
  • In 2018 the cemetery will undergo a $600,000 landscape restoration. The oldest cemetery in Salem, over the years, the cemetery's stone dust main path has widened and is showing surface compaction. The scope of rehab calls for path-way upgrades and stabilization, major landscaping as well as fencing and in-ground lighting installations.
  • In fiscal year 2016, a $90,000 Community Preservation Act project funded the preservation of 28 head-stones and eight box tombs.

See Also

  • Vertical File in Salem Collection - Cemeteries
  • Vertical File in Salem Collection - Charter Street Burial Ground
  • "Restoring the Burying Point; Tourist traffic leaves Salem's oldest cemetery looking its age" Salem News, Jun 20, 2017, p.1