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Bristol, Rhode Island

Cemetery Location Descriptions

 

 Click on the cemetery number for location, description and other information about each cemetery.

 

Contact information for currently operating cemeteries has been given where known.
All other cemeteries are assumed to be either privately owned or the owner is unknown.


BR001

BR002

BR003

BR004

BR005

BR006 BR007

BR008

BR009

BR010

BR500

BR501


 
 

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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR001     NORTH BURIAL GROUND                     BRISTOL RI



           Location: 15 ft west of HOPE ST (RT 114) AT ASYLUM RD at TEL pole # 134   



            9000 burials with 4000    inscriptions 



            NOTE: In 1822 the town purchased a tract of land on the Neck for the purpose of erecting a "House of Industry" (poor



            house). At the town meeting 17 April 1822 it was voted "A part of said town land be set apart for a burying   



            ground, the same to be well enclosed.                                                                         



      



            This cemetery covers 30.8 acres.  18.9 is now being used and 11.9 acres at the west end is for future         



            expansion.  The transcript of this cemetery was done in 1978 as a CETA project by two people known only as MJR



            & AB. It only covers about 1/3 of the cemetery in the southeast corner.                                       



            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked. 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR002     ST MARY'S CEMETERY                      BRISTOL RI



           Location: 15 ft  CHESTNUT ST (AKA MALT HOUSE LANE) at TEL pole # 11    



            1400 burials 



            Owner: St. Mary's Cemetery, 330 Wood St, Bristol, RI 02809-3208 401-253-3713



            NOTE: The ground for this cemetery was consecrated 17 Aug 1884.                                                     



            This cemetery has not been recorded. 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR003     JUNIPER HILL CEMETERY                   BRISTOL RI



           Location: 15 ft north of SHERRY ST at TEL pole # 4     



            1800 burials 



            961 ft x 999  ft in good condition; sign in good condition



            NOTE: This cemetery was laid out and plotted in 1857, but contains many older stones moved there from other         



            cemeteries.  St. Michael's Church cemetery was moved here and later some stones were moved back next to the   



            church building. The actual cemetery records were used to complete this list of burials.                      



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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR004     EAST BURIAL GROUND                      BRISTOL RI



           Location: 15 ft  MT HOPE AVE AT WOOD ST at TEL pole # 37    



            1400 burials 



            NOTE: JAM: James Augustus Miller recorded this lot before 1904                                                      



                                                                                                                          



            A local girl scout troop recorded the cemetery about 1988                                                     



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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR005     DEWOLF LOT                              BRISTOL RI



           Location: 15 ft  WOODLAWN AVE at TEL pole # 24    



            35 burials with 24    inscriptions 



            NOTE: data from Oscar Frank Stetson (1875-1948) transcript                                                          



            Established about 1824.                                                                                       



            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked. 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR006     WALKER LOT                              BRISTOL RI



           Location: 200 ft  HIGH ST at TEL pole # 58    



            25 burials 



            NOTE: behind the house at #20 High St.                                                                              



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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR007     BYFIELD LOT                             BRISTOL RI



             COLT DR at TEL pole # 24    



            1 burials 



            NOTE: this is a small grave stone marking the grave of a horse                                                      



            This cemetery has not been recorded.
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR008     WEST LOT                                BRISTOL RI



             [REMOVED TO EAST BURIAL GROUND]



            NOTE: From "Sketches of Old Bristol" by Charles O. F. Thompson - "In 1737 the part of the Common east of the        



            Gladding's house was designated as a burying-ground." This house stood on the south side of the Common, about 



            half way between High and Wood Streets. As late as 1895 a slight depression in the land still remained where  



            the cellar once was. The house at one time was used as a small pox hospital, probably on account of its       



            nearness to the burying ground. In 1853 the town meeting "Voted - that Bennett J. Munro be appointed a        



            committee to remove the remaining tombstones from the West to the East burying ground." In the early 1870s    



            when they were ploughing up the southeast part of the Common, people now living remember of them turning up  



            bones that were only a foot or two under the surface and throwing them in a pile off to one side; later they  



            were reburied over in the East Burial Ground.







            "In 1850 the southeast corner of the Commons was an old graveyard, surrounded by a roughly built stone wall on



            three sides. On the east side there was a wooden fence. Most of the stones were of the old slate period with  



            angel heads, hour glasses, Father Time, etc." (pg 185)                                                        



            This cemetery has not been recorded. 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR009     CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH CEMETERY          BRISTOL RI



           Location: 50 ft east of HIGH AT BRADFORD ST



            13 burials with 13    inscriptions from 1684 to 1789



            10  ft x 40   ft in good condition no enclosure; sign not installed yet



            NOTE: 300 High St. along south wall of church, mostly early ministers of the church                                 



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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR010     ST MICHAELS CHURCH CEMETERY             BRISTOL RI



           Location: 50 ft west of HOPE ST AT CHURCH



            20 burials with 20    inscriptions from 1718 to 1919



            5   ft x 30   ft in good condition no enclosure; sign not installed yet



            NOTE: stones #1 & #2 are cemented into the wall on either side of the front door.  #3 & #4 are monuments on the lawn



            of the church.  The remainder are along the wall of the building.  These stones were originally in the St     



            Michael's Cemetery. They were moved to Juniper Hill Cemetery then to here.                                    



            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked. 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR500     MUNRO FAMILY                            BRISTOL RI  



            NOTE: Benns #440                                                                                                    



            This cemetery has not been recorded.



            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located. 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BR501     VETERANS HOME                           BRISTOL RI



            This cemetery has not been recorded.



            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.

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