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Swansea Historic Cemeteries

This list of cemeteries in Swansea is based on the result of a 1970 cemetery survey. The map is a result of this survey. This may not be a complete listing of cemeteries in town and the "cemetery names" may not actually be the names of cemeteries but may have meant something else to the person compiling the data. The Find-A-Grave website appears to have a more up-to-date interment list than was part of the 1970 survey so this page now includes links to that website.

There are 43 cemeteries located in Swansea. The map below shows a rough estimate of where they are located. Please click on the map to enlarge. Cemetery numbers corresponding to the list below are noted in red squares.

Excerpt from "History of Swansea, Massachusetts, 1667-1917" by Otis Olney Wright

"If one has an affinity for the old cemeteries, one is found at the east of the bleachery on the brow of a hill where bush and briar have over-grown the graves therein. Here he Dr. Ebenezer Winslow and Ehzabeth, his wife, also Dr. John Winslow, names which have been household words to old residents for many years. There also is the name of Peleg Eddy, who died in Surinam in 1758, aged 32 years. In the cemetery at rear of Town hall is the monument erected to the memory of Rev. Aaron L. Balch, who died at the age of 37, and wa for six years a preacher of the "everlasting gospel." One inscription here reads: "In memory of Mr. John Trott, died June 25 1824. Aet. 90. Nantucket gave him birth, Warren death, and Swansey a grave."


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  1. Gardner South - first of two cemeteries established for the Gardner family by Samuel Gardner, located on Old Gardner's Neck Road (behind Fire Station)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #01 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave (they appear to have swapped North and South on the site)
  2. Gardner North - second of two cemeteries established for the Gardner family by Samuel Gardner, located on Old Gardner's Neck Road (behind Fire Station)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #02 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave (they appear to have swapped North and South on the site)
  3. Sisson - the Sisson Family burial grounds located on Seaview Avenue in Touisset about 25 feet from the street on the south side of the farm house
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #03 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  4. Brown - affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Church of Christ and started by the Brown family in approximately 1765 - located in the woods behind 681 Pearse Road (there is a right of way to the cemetery)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #04 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  5. Luther-Riley - located on Old Warren Road approximately 1/4 mile down from the corner (1764 to 1978)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #05 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  6. Buffington Family - located on Cedar Avenue not far from the corner of Birchwood Avenue (1871 to 1954)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #06 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  7. Kingsley - Kingsley family cemetery located on Milford Road at the junction of Route 118 next to a private home and at the rear of a bank (1805 to 1880)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #07 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  8. Luther - located on Milford Road between Spring Street and Taft Street (1776 to 1862)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #08 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  9. Old Smallpox - located on Milford Road directly opposite 165 Milford Road and documents the losses due to small pox from 1753 through 1763
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #09 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  10. Hale - located 300 yards down the lane behind 410 Locust Street
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #10 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  11. Martin - located on Locust Street east of Oak Street
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #11 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  12. Eddy - located behind the Baker Slaughter House at 235 Locust Street on a small hill about 100 yards from the north side of Locust Street
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #12 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  13. Lee - located 400 feet up Pierce Lane on the south side, east of Purchase Street opposite the end of Hornbine Road (1800 to 1875)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #13 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  14. Wood - Wood Family Cemetery located on the south side of Wood Street , 1/2 mile west of Delmage Road (1755 to 1888)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #14 - no graves listed on Find-a-Grave
  15. Christ Church - the main cemetery for Christ Church located behind the church on Main Street (1847 to present)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #15 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  16. Town Hall - located behind the town hall on Main Street, also called the 'Old Burial Ground'
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #16 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  17. Lewin - located on the Paquette Farm and 300 yards north of 265 Old Stevens Road in the middle of fields
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #17 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  18. Eddy - located 499 feet in the rear of the St. Louis de France Church at 56 Buffington Avenue
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #18 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  19. Eddy - located east of the former Swan Finishing Company parking lot at the end of Ledge Road and on the bank of the Coles River
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #19 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  20. Ingalls - located 300 yards east of Breslin Path opposite the ruins of an old farm house
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #20 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  21. Martin - - located 300 feet behind 178 Hortonville Road ("six graves of people who were said to be 'colored people of town'")
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #21 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  22. Wheaton - located behind the Somerset Sportsman's Club on Breslin Path, about 400 feet south of the Baker Road entrance
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #22 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  23. Asa Chace - located on the north side of Baker Road, about a 1/2 mile east of Purchase Street (1858 to 1951)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #23 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  24. Mason-Chace - located east of 123 Baker Road, on the north side
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #24 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  25. Mason-Horton - located on the east side of Hortonville Road, 300 feet north of Cummings Road
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #25 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  26. Baker - located on the east side of Hortonville Road between #417 and #451
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #26 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  27. Reed-Mason - located south of 950 Hortonville Road
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #27 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  28. Col. Peleg Slade - located on the east side of Hortonville Road near the corner of Hailes Hill Road (1813 - ?)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #28 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  29. Chase - located on the west side of Sharp's Lot Road, south of #468
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #29 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  30. Mount Hope - the town's main cemetery located on land that faces both Hortonville Road and Milford Road
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #30 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  31. Lawton - located on the east side of Sharp's Lot Road, south of #333
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #31 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  32. Martin - located on Vinnicum Road
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #32 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  33. Pierce - located off Purchase Street, on Pierce Lane
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #33 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  34. Old Baptist Church - located on the corner of Baptist Street and Route 6, across from the First Baptist Church of Swansea
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #34 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  35. First Baptist Church a.k.a. Old Thomas - located on the south side of Route 6 opposite the First Baptist Church of Swansea. In 1924 the old burial ground was cut by construction of Rt 6 and graves were moved to the old section of the Thomas Cemetery.
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #35 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  36. Cole - located near the corner of Lazywood Lane and Mountfair Circle, next to 158 Mountfair Circle
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #36 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  37. Monroe - located in the rear of 237 Burnside Drive (1843 to 1860)
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #37 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  38. Kingsley - located behind Old Fall River Road between Old Fall River Road and Route 6, about 500 feet from the street
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #38 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  39. First Christian Church
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #39 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  40. Christopher-Mason - located approximately 100 yards north on the lane beside 358 Stephen French Road
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #40 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  41. Wood - located on the East side of Reed Road, north of 447 Reed Road
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #41 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  42. Polly Wood - located on the original farm of Thomas Wood, a surveyor who settled in Swansea about 1720, at the southeast end of the Warren Reservoir, 150 feet from the water and 100 feet southwest of a large beech tree
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #42 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave
  43. Vinnicum Woods Cemetery - 241 Vinnicum Rd Swansea, MA
    a.k.a. Swansea Historic Cemetery #43 - interments listed on Find-a-Grave