Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Myles Standish Burying Ground

Myles Standish
Old Burying Ground
Grave of
Capt. Myles Standish
America's Oldest
Maintained Cemetery
Myles Standish Burying Ground is the Oldest
maintained cemetery in the United States.
This sacred ground has been cared for
by the town of Duxbury, Massachusetts,
and takes its name from Myles Standish,
military leader of the Plymouth Colony,
who was interred here in October of 1656.
Plaque dedicated in August 1977
As a Bicentennial gift to the nation,
byt the American Cemetery Association.
Click here for the Town of Duxbury website, page for teh Standish Burying Ground:

Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. I had totally forgotten who Myles Standish was. This reminds me!