This list of cemeteries in Swansea is based on the result of a 1978 cemetery survey. The map is a result of this survey. This is not be a complete listing of all cemeteries in town.
There are 49 documented historical cemeteries located in Swansea. The map below shows a rough estimate of where they are located. Cemetery numbers corresponding to the list below are noted in red squares.
Excerpt from "History of Swansea, Massachusetts, 1667-1917" by Otis Olney Wright
"If one has an affinity for the old cemeteries, one is found at the east of the bleachery on the brow of a hill where
bush and briar have over-grown the graves therein. Here he Dr. Ebenezer Winslow and Elizabeth, his wife, also Dr. John Winslow,
names which have been household words to old residents for many years. There also is the name of Peleg Eddy, who died in Surinam
in 1758, aged 32 years. In the cemetery at rear of Town hall is the monument erected to the memory of Rev. Aaron L. Balch, who
died at the age of 37, and wa for six years a preacher of the "everlasting gospel." One inscription here reads: "In memory of Mr.
John Trott, died June 25 1824. Aet. 90. Nantucket gave him birth, Warren death, and Swansey a grave."
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