Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA


Latitude: 42.36701, Longitude: -71.05608 | Click to get directions to Copp's Hill Burying Ground
Copp's Hill Burying Ground

Hull Street
Suffolk County
Massachusetts USA
Postal Code: 02113
Phone: 617-635-4505

The cemetery was first used during the battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. This cemetery was part of the Freedom Trail. British soldiers placed cannon here to bombard Breed's HIll on June 17, 1775. Robert Newman, black educator Prince Hall, and blacks and mulattos who worked in the shipyards of the North End are interred within these ancient grounds dating to 1660.

This cemetery is referred to as BOS.808 Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the "MACRIS Survey of Massachusetts Cemeteries". It was established in 1660.


 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Daniel Berry gravestone
Daniel Berry gravestone
Located  1. Latitude: 42.36701, Longitude: -71.05608  BERRY Daniel (d. 18 Jun 1738)
Dorothy (Capen) Upsall gravestone
Dorothy (Capen) Upsall gravestone
In Memoriall of
Dorothy Vpshall
Aged 73 Years
Deceased the 18
of September

Located  2. Latitude: 42.3669145, Longitude: -71.0559049  CAPEN Dorothy (d. 18 Sep 1675)
Nicholas Upsall gravestone
Nicholas Upsall gravestone
The graphic representation of the gravestone of Nicholas Upsall at Copps Hill burying ground in Boston, Mass., contained in "Nicholas Upsall," by Augustine Jones, first published in January, 1880 in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (the NEHGR), then published by the author as a bound, self-contained reprint the same year (now in the public domain.) 
Located  3. Latitude: 42.3669145, Longitude: -71.0559049  UPSALL Nicholas (d. 20 Aug 1666)