Evergreen Cemetery

The Evergreen Cemetery of South Hadley is a large lawn style cemetery. It was founded in 1868 as a Protestant Cemetery. In 1902 and 1903 the Old South Hadley Cemetery was moved from College Street to in back of the Evergreen Cemetery.

stop 1 – Old South Hadley Cemetery (move 3)

The Old South Hadley Cemetery once was located on College Street across the street from the Mount Holyoke Seminary. The last move of the burials and the stones was in 1902 when the very back of the cemetery was filled in.

stop 2 – Old South Hadley Cemetery (move 2)

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Many families selected not to have their relatives moved into the back of the Evergreen Cemetery but rather into its middle. These were mostly family style gravestones.

stop 3 – Old South Hadley Cemetery (move 1)

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When the Evergreen Cemetery was opened in 1868 all the burials that year were from the Old South Hadley Cemetery. The relatives of the burials were impressed by the look and location of the new cemetery that they wanted their relatives there. Most of the reburials were of families with large stones.

stop 4 – Evergreen Cemetery – modern sections

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stop 5 – Old South Hadley Cemetery – temporary road and bridge

stop 6 – Evergreen Cemetery – gates