Friday, April 13, 2012

365 Days of Danvers:20

Porter's Burial Ground
High Street, Danvers, MA
This historical grave yard is noteworthy both for its age (established a year after Danvers became a township in 1757) and its interred residents and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The cemetery is the final resting place of colonial patriots.
Local militia captains Jeremiah Page and Edmund Putnam along with Nathan Putnam - who was wounded on the Lexington Green on April 19, 1775, by British soldiers on their way to Concord - are all buried there. The first shots of the war were fired at the Lexington Alarm. In addition to the patriots, the cemetery is also the resting place of local veterans of the French and Indian War, the War of 1812, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

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