The following Pauper cemeteries appeared in my book A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries. (Boston, NEHGS, 2002). If anyone has additional pauper or almshouse cemeteries please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barnstable (Barnstable County) South Street Cemetery (aka) Paupers Cemetery (1737), located at South St., Hyannis. Information on this cemetery can be found in the following source: Paul J. Bunnell, Cemetery inscriptions of the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts and its villages. (Bowie, Md, Heritage Consulting, 1992)
Blackstone (Worcester County) Poor Farm Cemetery (1860), located at 247 Mendon St.Charlton (Worcester County) Capt Jesse Smith and Paupers’ Cemetery (1800) located on Stafford St.
Danvers (Essex County) Potter’s Field-Pauper Cemetery (1870s), located
off Adam St., next to St. Mary’s Cemetery. No standing markers.
Dartmouth (Bristol County) Alms House Cemetery Site (all burials removed to the South Dartmouth Cemetery) site located at 400 Slocum Rd.
Easton (Bristol County) Almshouse Cemetery (1845) located at the rear of 34 Rachael Circle.
Hudson (Middlesex) Pauper’s Burying Ground (1822) located at 565 Main St. Information on this cemetery can be found in the following sources:
- Esther K. Whitcomb, Inscription from burial grounds of the Nashaway towns: Lancaster, Harvard, Bolton, Leominster, Sterling, Berlin, West Boylston, and Hudson, Massachusetts. (Bowie, Md: Heritage Books, 1989)
- Edward L. Bell, Historical archaeology at the Hudson Poor Farm Cemetery (Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Historical Commission, 1993)
Lakeville (Plymouth County) Pauper Cemetery, located off Race Course Rd.
Middleborough (Plymouth County) Poor House Cemetery (1832), located at Wood and Old Wood Sts. Information on this cemetery can be found in the following source:
Charles M. Thatcher, Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts
(Middleborough, Mass., Middleborough Public Library, 1995)
Montague (Franklin County) Poor Farm Cemetery (aka) Federal Street Cemetery, located on Federal Street.
Nantucket (Nantucket County) Quaise Asylum Cemetery (aka) Poor Farm
Burying Ground (19th century), located near Altar Rock Rd.
Norton (Bristol County) Poor Farm Cemetery Site, the site was located
behind the Hall Cemetery on Reservoir St. and Birch Lane. Unfortunately this
site was later developed.
Sandwich (Barnstable County) Poor Farm Cemetery (1823), located at Crowell and Charles Sts.
Stoughton (Norfolk County) Poor Farm Cemetery (19th century) located
in the woods near 660 School St. There are no stones other than granite
Taunton (Bristol County) Almshouse Cemetery Site (1771) near site of Old Taunton Almshouse. Manuscripts of the inscription are at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass : Mss/SG/LIN/5/23, and Mss/SG/HOD/6/60.
Uxbridge (Worcester County) Almshouse Cemetery, 80 Almshouse Rd.