Place:North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


NameNorth Burial Ground
Alt namesRhode Island Historical Cemetery Providence #1source: FindAGrave
Coordinates41.84301°N 71.40811°W
Located inProvidence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


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The North Burial Ground is a cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island, dating to 1700. Providence had no state churches and therefore no adjacent public burial grounds until the year 1700 (64 years after its founding) because Rhode Island's religious and government institutions were so rigorously kept distinct, dating back to its founding by Roger Williams in 1636. Before creating this cemetery, townspeople buried their dead in family plots on individual farms.


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