Pine Grove Cemetery (Lynn, Massachusetts)

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Pine Grove Cemetery is a cemetery located in Lynn, Massachusetts. It was established in the mid-19th century and it consists of 82 developed acres. There are approximately 88,000 to 90,000 interments at the cemetery.


It was originally established as a private cemetery, but in 1850 it was sold to the city of Lynn. In 1930, a wall was built by the WPA to surround the cemetery, and according to Ripley's Believe It or Not! it is the “second-longest contiguous stone wall in the world,” second only to the Great Wall of China. The cemetery got its name from the plethora of pine trees surrounding Rhodes Memorial Chapel and the cemetery's entrance.

Features and landmarks[edit]

Pine Grove Cemetery has many notable features and landmarks:

Notable interments[edit]


Coordinates: 42°28′38.81″N 70°57′43.59″W / 42.4774472°N 70.9621083°W / 42.4774472; -70.9621083