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 Woonsocket, 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.

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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO001     COOK CEMETERY                           WOONSOCKET RI



            east of CUMBERLAND HILL RD.



            577 burials with 357    inscriptions from 1817 to 1991



            250 ft x 350  ft in good condition enclosed with granite posts; sign in poor condition



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 43a  Lot #: 5   



            NOTE: Cemetery faces Cumberland Hill Road, and runs to Mendon Road.  Gateway is on 



            Cumberland Hill Rd.  Some stones broken and repaired.  Generally in good condition.  



            Gravestone survey conducted by Grace G. Tillinghast,      



            August 1932.  Gravestone survey conducted by Paul P. Delisle, April 1992.                                     



            Tax Assessor's file # 2, acct. # 33-00600.                                                                    



            This cemetery has been recorded and checked.



 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO002     CAPRON CEMETERY                         WOONSOCKET RI



            east of CUMBERLAND HILL RD.



            85 burials with 74    inscriptions from 179  to 1923



            100 ft x 100  ft in very poor condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign in poor 



            condition



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 42f  Lot #: 10  



            NOTE: Located on Cumberland Hill Road, north of Cook Cemetery and west of B'nai 



            Israel Cemetery.  No longer used, very overgrown with weeds and trees.  Many markers 



            down.  Sign is approximately 75' south of its correct position in adjacent Cook Cemetery.                                                                           



            The only Revolutionary War veteran known to be buried in Woonsocket is here.                                  



            Gravestone survey conducted by Grace G. Tillinghast in August 1932.                                           



            Gravestone survey conducted by Paul P. Delisle and Roger Beaudry in May 1992.                                 



            Tax Assessor's file # 30, acct. # 33-00350.                                                                   



            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.



 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO003     B'NAI ISRAEL CEMETERY                   WOONSOCKET RI



            west of MENDON RD



            616 burials with 559    inscriptions from 1895 to 1993



            250 ft x 250  ft in excellent condition enclosed with a metal fence; sign in poor 



            condition



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 42f  Lot #: 255 



            NOTE: Excellent condition.  Regularly maintained by maintenance crew.  Few damaged stones.  



            Established in 1893. Thirty-one veterans identified.                                                                               



            Gravestone survey completed by Paul P. Delisle in June 1993.                                                  



            Tax Assessor's file # 32, acct. # 33-00450.                                                                   



            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.



 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO004     ST. JOHN/BAPTIST ROMANIAN ORTH          WOONSOCKET RI



            west of MENDON RD.



            305 burials with 190    inscriptions from 1916 to 1991



            150 ft x 250  ft in excellent condition enclosed with a metal fence; sign ???



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 42f  Lot #: 254 



            NOTE: Excellent condition.  Approximately 100 feet south of Newbury Avenue.                                         



            Gravestone survey completed by Paul P. Delisle and Roger Beaudry in August 1992.                              



            Tax Assessors' file # 33, acct. # 33-00400.                                                                   



            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.



 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO005     JILLSON BURIAL LOT                      WOONSOCKET RI



           Location: 150 ft west of MENDON RD.



            65 burials with 41    inscriptions from 1821 to 1910



            150 ft x 150  ft in fair condition enclosed with granite posts and iron rails; sign 



            in fair condition



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 48e  Lot #: 11  



            NOTE: Formerly known as the Wheaton Cemetery.  Approximately 100 feet south of 



            Lambert Avenue.  Well maintained, and being restored by neighbors.  Number of 



            burials approximate.  Many stones too badly damaged to be legible.    



            Extensively vandalized before neighbors took responsibility for upkeep.                                       



            Tax Assessor's file # 7, acct. # 33-00170.                                                                    



            This cemetery has been recorded and checked.



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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO006     PRECIOUS BLOOD CEMETERY                 WOONSOCKET RI



             RATHBUN ST. COR. OF DIAMOND HILL RD.



            16000 burials 



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 21a  Lot #: 1   



            NOTE: Largest cemetery in Woonsocket.  Maintained by Precious Blood Church.  Large 



            portion of cemetery is in Blackstone, MA, although it is considered to be a Woonsocket 



            cemetery.  Vandalism is a recurring problem.  No new lots or single graves available 



            for sale after 31 May 1955.  Gravestone survey conducted by Paul P. Delisle, Roger 



            Beaudry, Roger Bartholomy, and Sylvia Bartholomy from April 1993 to August 1993.  Tax          



            Assessor's file #1, acct. #33-00250.                                                                          



            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.



 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO007     OAK HILL CEMETERY                       WOONSOCKET RI



           Location: 25 ft north of RATHBUN ST.



            3566 burials with 1596    inscriptions from 1824 to 1992



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 21g  Lot #: 11  



            Owner: Oak Hill Cemetery, 210 Rathbun St., Woonsocket, RI 02895 (401) 769-1605



            NOTE: Incorporated by the Rhode Island General Assembly on 26 February 1856 from 



            land donated by Woonsocket industrialist Edward Harris, who was one of the incorporators, 



            and is buried here.  There is evidence that the former Jenckes Cemetery was located on 



            this site.  That would explain the existence of graves that predate the establishment 



            of Oak Hill by more than thirty years.  Many prominent historical figures from Woonsocket       



            history are buried here.  122 veteran's graves have been identified.                                          



            Cemetery is maintained by the cemetery corporation, and a full time caretaker lives on 



            the site. Vandalism is still a problem.                                                                                              



            Gravestone survey conducted by Paul P. Delisle and Roger Beaudry in August 1993.                              



            Tax Assessor's file #23, acct. # 33-00200.                                                                    



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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO008     PRECIOUS BLOOD CHURCH                   WOONSOCKET RI



             CARRINGTON AVE. COR. OF PARK AVE.



            1 burials with 1    inscriptions from 1931 to 1931



            10  ft x 10   ft in excellent condition enclosed with a metal fence; sign ???



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 15b  Lot #: 155 



            NOTE: Grave of Rev. Charles Dauray, Pastor Emeritus of Precious Blood Parish.                                       



            Gravestone survey completed by Paul P. Delisle in April 1992.                                                 



            Tax Assessor's file # 5, acct. # 28-01300.                                                                    



            This cemetery has been recorded and checked.



 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO009     ST JAMES CEMETERY                       WOONSOCKET RI



            north of LOGEE STREET



            356 burials with 16    inscriptions from 1837 to 1895



            150 ft x 150  ft in very poor condition no enclosure; sign missing



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 16n  Lot #: 207 



            NOTE: Located on Logee Street between Park Avenue and Front Street. Right of way 



            exists from Park Avenue.  Last known burial was in 1904.  Cemetery was abandoned soon 



            after.  Few stones remain. Extensively vandalized. Number of burials is an estimate, 



            based on church records. Tomb has been destroyed, and bodies removed.  Many 



            other bodies were removed after church abandoned the cemetery.                                                



            Ownership of the land was transferred from the Woonsocket Company to St. James Episcopal 



            Church on 20 Oct 1840 (Smithfield Register of Deeds, Book 21, Page 418).  Additional 



            land transferred on 10 June 1847 (Smithfield Register of Deeds, Book 25, Page 483).  



            A right of way to Park Avenue was transferred to St. James Church by   



            the R.I.H.T. Co. on 16 November 1887 (Woonsocket Register of Deeds, Book 34, Page 124).                       



            Cemetery has also been called Bernon Cemetery and Bernon Tombs.                                               



            Tax Assessor's file #23, acct. # 06-31060.                                                                    



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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO010     ARNOLD-VOSE CEMETERY                    WOONSOCKET RI



            southwest of EAST ORCHARD ST.



            130 burials with 82    inscriptions from 1742 to 1945



            100 ft x 150  ft in good condition enclosed with a metal fence; sign in fair condition



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 10c  Lot #: 54  



            NOTE: Enclosed by high fence and locked gate.  John Arnold, son of the first white 



            settler of Woonsocket, is buried here.  Incorrectly named Vose St. Cemetery at City Hall.                                                      



            Gravestone survey completed by James N. Arnold in February 1891.                                              



            Gravestone survey completed by Paul P. Delisle and Roger Beaudry in May 1992.                                 



            Tax Assessor's file # 19, acct. # 33-00100.                                                                   



            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.



 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO011     FRIENDS CEMETERY                        WOONSOCKET RI



            northeast of GREAT RD.



            99 burials with 59    inscriptions from 1795 to 1909



            150 ft x 150  ft in poor condition no enclosure; sign missing



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 5b   Lot #: 260 



            NOTE: Directly across from Union Cemetery (N. Smithfield), and adjacent to Quaker 



            meeting house, which is still in use.  Congregation dates to 1719.  Number of 



            burials recorded is actual number of identified graves.  There are an estimated 



            150 additional unmarked graves.  Cemetery is poorly maintained.  Sign missing.  



            Gravestone survey completed by Grace G. Tillinghast in May 1932.  Gravestone 



            survey completed by Charles P. and Martha A. Benns, ca 1938.  Gravestone survey 



            completed by Paul P. Delisle and Roger Beaudry in May 1992.                



            Tax Assessor's file # 11, acct. # 33-00050.                                                                   



            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.



 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO012     BARTLETT LOT                            WOONSOCKET RI



            south of BARTLETT RD AT MENDON RD



            30 burials with 13    inscriptions from 1822 to 1858



            75  ft x 50   ft in poor condition no enclosure; sign in fair condition



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 50g  Lot #: 6   



            NOTE: Off Mendon Road.  Many stones down, broken, or missing.  Extensively overgrown 



            with weeds, briars and trees. Some filling by neighbors.  Neighbor dumping washing 



            machine waste into cemetery.  Number of burials is an estimate.                                                                                                     



            Tax Assessor's file # 2, acct. # 33-00550.                                                                    



            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.



 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO013     COOK LOT                                WOONSOCKET RI



           Location: 600 ft north of ELDER BALLOU MTG HSE ROAD



            24 burials with 0    inscriptions 



            50  ft x 100  ft in very poor condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign ???



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 57b  Lot #: 4   



            NOTE: Approximately 600' from road across a baseball field.  All stones missing or 



            broken, sign missing.  Pieces of broken gravestones found scattered approximately 



            100' from site of cemetery.  Several very old building foundations and granite fence 



            posts in the area.  Twenty-four grave sites confirmed; there are probably many more.                                                                                                         



            Tax Assessor's file # 48, acct. # 33-00600.                                                                   



            This cemetery has been recorded and checked.



 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO014     WOODLAWN CEMETERY                       WOONSOCKET RI



            west of MANVILLE RD.



            14 burials with 0    inscriptions 



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 28c  Lot #: 112 



            NOTE: Also referred to in some records as Hamlet Tombs.  Established in 1851. Formally 



            abandoned in 1920's, although abandonment took place many years sooner.  No records 



            exist.  No markers exist.  Land was stripped many years ago.  Some bodies were 



            discovered in 1948.  Bernon Street passes through. Number of burials shown is number 



            that has been confirmed from various records.  No cemetery records have survived.  



            There is some evidence to show that some bodies originally buried here were moved to 



            other cemeteries.                                                                                                   



            Tax Assessor's file # 16.                                                                                     



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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO015     WILKINSON BURIAL LOT                    WOONSOCKET RI



            north of LYDIA AVENUE, COR. WANDA DR.



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 34a  Lot #: 3   



            NOTE: Bordered by Lydia Avenue on the east side, Wanda Drive on the south, and 



            Lilac Avenue on the west. No markers remain.  Land is recorded in city tax records 



            as a cemetery.  No other information available.                 



            Tax Assessor's file # 20, acct. # 33-00650.                                                                   



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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO016     EDGEHILL CEMETERY                       WOONSOCKET RI



           Location: 300 ft east of CUMBERLAND HILL ROAD



            87 burials with 1    inscriptions 



            50  ft x 100  ft in very poor condition enclosed with a metal fence; sign missing



            NOTE: Also known as Potter's Field and City Burying Ground.  East of Jannell Co. 



            property, west of Jewish cemetery, north of Capron Cemetery.  Abandoned by City of 



            Woonsocket.  Only stone that remains is a concrete marker with a cross.  No 



            inscriptions.  Only access is through Jannell Co. property.                                      



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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO017     BAPTIST HILL CEMETERY                   WOONSOCKET RI



            southeast of ARNOLD STREET, COR. OF CATO STREET



            13 burials with 0    inscriptions 



            NOTE: Shown on 1870 map of Woonsocket.  Removed by developers in 1870's.  Bodies 



            were re-interred in Union Cemetery, North Smithfield, RI, according to information 



            received from the Woonsocket Historical Society.  Records of Union Cemetery prior 



            to 1890 were lost in a fire.                                                             



            Cemetery was bordered by Railroad, Arnold, and Cato Streets.                                                  



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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: WO018     PECKHAM/WILKINSON                       WOONSOCKET RI



            west of MANVILLE ROAD



            Tax Assessors Map #:      Plat #: 33a  Lot #: 4   



            NOTE: Located south of end of Bluestone Dr., on N. Smithfield line, west of lot 



            #5 (city owned). Name on file at City Hall is "Peckham, Asa & David 



            Wilkinson Cemetery."                                       



            Tax Assessor's file # 6, acct. # 33-00700.                                                                    



            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.



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