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Cemetery NumberLC012
TownLITTLE COMPTON
Cemetery NameOLD COMMONS BURIAL GROUND
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Graves ListDisplay Graves List
LocationMEETING HOUSE LANE AT THE COMMONS
StateRI
DirectionN
Pole Number501
Distance50
Map Number 
Page Number20
Plat Number3
Deed Book 
Deed Page 
Size in Feet 
Size in Feet 
Burials1000
Inscriptions976
Fieldstones 
Tombs 
Exist?YES
Last seen date? 
Newest1995
Oldest1690
VandalismN
Veteran 
PoleG
CommentThis magnificent cemetery is on the green in the center of Little Compton, next to the Congregational Church. This is what most people think a New England cemetery looks like, but it is not a typical Rhode Island cemetery. Little Compton was originally a Massachusetts town and its early structure, particularly the town green, was quitessential Massachusets. It became a Rhode Island town in 1746. Rhode Island towns had many small churches, most without cemeteries. Massachusets and Connecticut towns were actually parishes of the church in that town. The gravestones in this cemetery are numbered from 1 - 867 starting in the northwest corner of the green and proceeding east, row by row numbering from north to south. #1 -12 is row 1 #228-252 is row 13 #507-528 is row 25 #13-31 is row 2 #253-275 is row 14 #529-559 is row 26 #32-54 is row 3 #276-291 is row 15 #560-592 is row 27 #55-72 is row 4 #292-324 is row 16 #593-625 is row 28 #73-107 is row 5 #325-353 is row 17 #626-662 is row 29 #108-120 is row 6 #354-374 is row 18 #663-691 is row 30 #121-140 is row 7 #375-389 is row 19 #692-723 is row 31 #141-163 is row 8 #390-407 is row 20 #724-746 is row 32 #164-173 is row 9 #408-434 is row 21 #747-774 is row 33 #174-198 is row 10 #435-452 is row 22 #775-794 is row 34 #199-208 is row 11 #453-479 is row 23 #795-827 is row 35 #209-227 is row 12 #480-506 is row 24 #828-863 is row 36
Conditiongood
Enclosureno enclosure
Gateno gate
Growthgrass-well kept
Terrainlevel
Cemetery Location
Cemetery Burial Map N/A
 

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