Place:Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


NameHancock Cemetery
Coordinates42.25062°N 71.00375°W
Located inQuincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


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Hancock Cemetery is a historic cemetery on Hancock Street in Quincy Square, across the street from the United First Parish Church in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. It is named after Reverend John Hancock (1702–1744), father of Founding Father John Hancock.

The cemetery was founded c. 1640 (the date of the earliest documented graves), and is the only tangible remainder of the early settlement of the area. It was the resting place of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives, Abigail Adams and Louisa Adams (respectively), before they were moved to the crypt in the United First Parish Church.

The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

The cemetery markers and graves have recently been digitized on Google Maps and Google Earth.


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