Quincy – Hancock Cemetery

Hancock Cemetery is located in the centre of Quincy and the first burial here was in around 1640. The former Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams were also buried here, although they were later moved over the road to the United First Parish Church.


Some photos of the cemetery, which is in a good state of repair. There were little markers on many of the graves which indicated if the person had died in the revolutionary wars and I took several photos of what I considered to be interesting graves (which I’ll post about separately in due course).

Many of the burials here were of Puritans and they often didn’t want grave markers, so there are many more people buried here than it might appear from the number of gravestones. The cemetery remained in use until 1854 when Mount Wollaston cemetery was opened.