South Hadley Center Burial Grounds Walking Tour is a walk through four cemeteries around the center of town. For a general presentation of all burial grounds in South Hadley see HERE.
This is also part of the South Hadley Heritage tour. Navigate back to the tour page HERE.
cemetery 1 – Old South Hadley Burial Ground
The Old South Hadley Cemetery was moved here in 1904 from a location where the Gaylord Library is now. All the stones in this cemetery are catalogued in a book by Jesse Lie. World Cat LINK
My images of the grid layout of the cemetery.
cemetery 2 – Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery was made in 1868. The first burial record is from January 14 1869 as seen in the death record below. It has many burials that are older than that date and these are moved burials from the Old South Hadley Burial Ground. Read and walk the cemetery by using this separate LINK.
cemetery 3 – Gaylord Library Burial Ground
John Preston died in 1728. His family refused to have him moved since he was the first settler of the town and the first burial. Thus he is still here in back of the Gaylord Library.
cemetery 4 – Mount Holyoke College Burial Ground
Mary Lyon the found of Mount Holyoke College is buried on this campus. She is surrounded by a wrought iron fence.
stop 5 – South Hadley Center
The South Hadley Center Congregational Church is now on the National Register of Historic Places. There were many locations for the meeting house of South Hadley Center through the years.
The South Hadley Post Office and Woodbridge Street are also on the National Register of Historic Places. These are well deserved honors. The first location of all to receive this in town was the South Hadley Canal.
Civil War soldiers from South Hadley who died during the war.
A 1928 survey of the old cemetery.
Sanborn map analysis: