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Old North Cemetery

Minot Enclosure of Old North Cemetery

Concord, New Hampshire

Old North Cemetery in Merrimack County, NH, was laid out when Concord was the fledgling township of Penny Cook. The cemetery was established in 1730, and it remained the city's only downtown cemetery for 130 years. It is in Old North Cemetery that Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States and the only president born in New Hampshire, is buried. The City of Concord has applied considerable resources to preserve the cemetery, a burial ground where marble and granite monuments predominate. Old North Cemetery today remains a welcoming green space in the midst of the urban fabric of Concord.

Photo: Minot Enclosure of Old North Cemetery
– Courtesy New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources

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