Old Hill Burying Ground
Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts
Cemetery: Old Hill Burying Ground
Street: Hight Street
Directions: near the Bartlett Mall (Frog Pond) off of High Street
Features: a steep hill appears in the landscape as the result of an earthquake about 250 years ago.
Availability: Etched in Stone by Noreen C. Pramberg published 1991
Condition: Cemetery neglected
name: Jennifer Marcelais
Bradbury, Brown, Chase, Clark, Clouston, Cole, Coffin, Dexter, Frothingham, Goodhue, Greenleaf, Greenough, Haskell, Hoyt, Kettell, Kent, Little, McHard, Nowell, Noyes, Orne, Pearson, Perkins, Plummer, Pidgeon, Pike, Rogers, Stickney, Tappan, Tenney, Titcomb, Toppan, Tracey, Williams, Wood
Many notable revolutionary war soldiers, privateers and colonial ship captains are buried here. This cemetery is bursting with history. The condition is horrible. For a city that boasts about its connection with history, Newburyport seems to have no interest in preserving this place. An animal has taken the cemetery over, which digs avg. 1 foot deep holes everywhere, many into graves so that the stone falls over or into the hole. Broken stones are everywhere.