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==== Cemeteries <ref name="MaCem">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49562661 ''A guide to Massachusetts cemeteries''] (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), [FHL book 974.4 V37L 2002].</ref> ====
==== [[Abington,_Massachusetts_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] (off page, due to long list)<br> ====
'''Adams Street Burying Ground Site'''<br>Adams St. near junction of Pearl and Birch Sts<br>remains removed to Mount Vernon Cemetery
'''Bicknell Family Tomb'''<br>Washington and Chapel Streets
'''Cobb Family Burying Ground'''<br>near 759 Hancock Street<br>West Abington
'''Cushing Family Tomb'''<br>Bedford Street and North Avenue<br>North Abington
'''Gould Family Burial Ground''' (aka Indian Ground) (1798)<br>59 Sylvan Street<br>North Abington
'''Hillside Cemetery''' (18th century)<br>Randolph Street, Rte 139
'''Hunt Family Tomb'''<br>Bedford Street<br>North Abington
'''Island Grove Cemetery''' (aka Centre Cemetery and French's Burying Ground)<br>on the hill at Island Grove Park
'''Mount Vernon Cemetery'''<br>between 43-49 Pearl Street, near Island Pond Grove<br>Tel: (781) 871-9488
'''Old Church Burying Ground'''<br>behind 325 Summer Street
'''Plain Cemetery'''<br>behind 780 Hancock Street<br>West Abington
'''Richards Family Burial Ground''' (1750)<br>Chestnut Street
'''Torrey Family Burying Ground'''<br>High and Green Streets
'''West Abington Cemetery'''<br>Randolph Street near Norfolk and Plymouth county line<br>West Abington
==== Genealogy  ====
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Revision as of 05:13, 15 February 2009

United States > Massachusetts > Plymouth County > Populated Places > Abington

Town Hall

500 Gliniewicz Way
Abington, MA 02351

Quick History

Establishment and former town name(s) [1]

10 June 1712: Established as a town from part of Bridgewater and certain lands adjoining {Prov. Laws, Vol. XXI, page 605}

Archiac name: Manamcoskragin

Section/Villages within the town: Center Abington, Musterfield, North Abington, Thicket, West Abington.


Boundary Changes [1]

14 June 1727: Part included in new town of Hanover.

31 March 1847: Boundaries between Abington and Weymouth established.

21 March 1861: Boundaries between Abington and Higham established.

9 March 1874: Part established as Rockland.

4 March 1875: Part included in the new town of South Abington.

7 March 1970: Town charter adopted.

Neighboring Communities

Brockton | Holbrook | Rockland | Weymouth | Whitman



Also see: Genealogy, History

Cemeteries (off page, due to long list)


Also see: Biography, History


Also see: Biography, Genealogy


  1. USGS GNIS FID 613459
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Societies, Libraries and Museums



  1. 1.0 1.1 Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].