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Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

L4 Charter & Hull sts Government Center, North Station # 9am–5pm daily

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t Weathered grave-stones within Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

This is Boston’s second-oldest cemetery after the one by King’s Chapel. Nick-named “Corpse Hill,” it’s real name derives from a local man by the name of William Copp. He owned a farm on its southeastern slope from 1643, and much of the cemetery’s land was purchased from him. Other more famous people interred here include Robert Newman, the sexton who hung Paul Revere’s signal lanterns in the belfry ...

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