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“My ancestors”

Cove Burying Ground
Ranked #12 of 30 things to do in Eastham
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

The Mayflower people are buried here, my great and some more greats are there. New tombstones have been added in the ensuring years, some of the original stones are still there, impossible to read but still there. A quiet setting along route 6, a nice place to stop get out of the traffic and let your mind travel back to a time when it was not a tourist haven.

3  Thank Vicky B
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

The Cove Burying Ground is the final resting place for some very notable people. Three were passengers on the Mayflower. Although the Mayflower passengers landed at Provincetown and then at Plymouth, some returned to the Cape and lived in Eastham for the remainder of their days. Other early founders of the Town of Eastham also rest here. The Burying Ground is a small and unassuming-looking place from the road but it's a precious and rare connection to very early American history. I don't think I saw any headstones older than the mid 1700s. One of the deceased was born during the 1500s. On one headstone, an angelic face underneath an hourglass looks on as the traffic flies past on Route 6.

7  Thank ShellGirl057
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