Old North Cemetery
North Main St and Church St, Concord, NH, USA
Old North Cemetery Concord Reviews
Dead President Here Oct 13, 2008
You have to have an interest in cemeteries to even consider this as an attraction. I do, and to add a little credence to it, there is a US President buried here. Franklin Pierce and his immediate family are buried just yards from someone’s backyard. This cemetery is almost 280 years old, established in 1730. There are several other graves of note. They are mostly local politician or soldiers.
I find two things most striking about this cemetery. First, it seems more like a park. Lots of old trees and grass. If you could forget about the tombstones for a second, it would be relaxing. Second, is it’s location. It is right in a residential area. You can easily drive by and miss it, because it seems like it is just part of a backyard or park.
This is not for everyone, but if you have an interest in American history, or genealogy this place will appeal to you. Just looking at the type and inscriptions of the headstones, is worth parking the car and getting out.
Part of the New England 2008 travel blog
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