ADAMS – Woman suffragist Susan B. Anthony was born here in 1820.
AGAWAM – Has the lowest Zipcode number in the United States.
AMESBURY – In 1953, Melvin and Lorraine Clark became active in a new pastime in Amesbury – wife swapping. A group would get together, throw their house keys in a bowl, and then each choose a key and go with its owner for the evening. On the night of April 10, 1954, Melvin came home early and found Lorraine in bed with another man. They quarreled. The quarrel ended when Lorraine stabbed Melvin with a knitting needle then shot him twice. When she realized that she had killed Melvin, she wrapped his body in chicken wire to make a small parcel, then drove it to the Merrimack River, tied weights to it and dumped it from a bridge. Assuming that the motion of the tidal river would carry the corpse out to sea, Lorraine pretended to friends and neighbors that Melvin had left after a major quarrel. She backed up this story by suing Melvin for divorce on grounds of cruelty. But on June 2, Melvin's badly decomposed body was found in the marshlands by a bird watcher. When questioned by police, Lorraine confessed. She was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
u Poet John Greenleaf Whittier is buried here in Union Memorial Park on Route 110 (Haverhill Rd).
u Cartoonist Al Capp is buried here in the Mount Prospect Cemetery. He created Little Abner.
AMHERST – Born here in Amherst were: poet Emily Dickinson in 1830, and writer Helen Hunt Jackson in 1830.
u Emily Dickinson is buried here in the Amherst West Cemetery. on Triangle Street. She was carried in a simple white coffin across the fields to the Cemetery. Her headstone reads, "Called Back.“
ANDOVER – Author Harriet Beecher Stowe is buried here in the Academy Cemetery. She wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin.
ARLINGTON – The American victims of the Battle of Lexington are buried here in the United Church Burying Grounds.
ASHFIELD – Film director Cecil B. DeMille was born here in 1881.
BARNSTABLE – James Otis, Revolutionary War Patriot was born here in 1725. He coined the phrase "Taxation without representation is tyranny."
BEVERLY – The summer residence of president William H. Taft was located in Beverly.
BOSTON – Born here in Boston were: historian Henry Adams in 1609, clergyman Cotton Mather in 1663, statesman Benjamin Franklin in 1706, patriot Samuel Adams in 1722, patriot Paul Revere in 1734, artist John Singleton Copley in 1738, pioneer teacher/lawyer Albert Pike in 1809, writer Edgar Allen Poe in 1809, artist Winslow Homer in 1836, jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. in 1841, astronomer Percival Lowell in 1855, architect Louis Henry Sullivan in 1856, cook book publisher Fannie Farmer in 1857, poet Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1893, inventor Max Tishler in 1906, actress Arlene Francis in 1907, poet Robert Lowell 1917, inventor Robert H. Rines in 1922 (He discovered radar), actor Jack Lemmon in 1925, actor Leonard Nemoy in 1931, New york Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 1942, and teacher/astronaut Christa McAuliffe in 1948,
u Author Louisa May Alcott grew up here.
u On December 16, 1772, a group of men dressed as Indians boarded three British ships at Griffin's Wharf, and threw 342 chests of tea in the water. The Boston Tea Party site is located near the northeast corner of Atlantic and Congress Street. A tall building at 470 Atlantic Ave., now occupies
u In April 17, 1775, Robert Newman hung lanterns from the belfry of the North Christian Church here and signaled Paul Revere that the British were coming. 187 Salem Street.
u On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere rushed from his home here at 19 North Square to begin his wild ride to warn Revolutionary patriots in Lexington that the British were coming.
u Chestnut Street here on Beacon Hill was once known as the street of the famous. Julia Ward Howe, Edwin Booth, John Singer Sargeant, and Francis Parkman were among those who lived here.
u On November 29, 1942, fire broke out in the Coconut Grove night club here. 491 people were burned to death including cowboy actor Buck Jones. The front of the one-story building faced on Piedmont Street, the side entrance was on Broadway. The rear faced Shawnut Street.
u Benjamin Franklin was baptized here in the Old South Church at 645 Boylston Street. John Alden Jr., the son of John and Priscilla Alden is buried here in the church Cemetery.
u Ted Kennedy was living here at 3 Charles River St. in 1969 when he drove his Oldsmobile off a bridge and drowned Mary Jo Kopechne.
u Buried here in the Copps Buying Ground at Charles and Hills Streets opposite the Old North church are:
– Robert Newman. A sexton at the Old North Church, he hung the two lanterns in the church belfry to warn Paul Revere that the British were coming.
– Edmond Hart, he built the war ship Constitution "Old Iron Sides."
– Cotton Mather, a Boston minister.
– Increase Mather, a Boston minister and father of Cotton Mather. He and Cotton helped create fear and suspicion in Salem which led to the witch hunt.
u Mary Chilton is buried here in the Kings Chapel Burial Ground at Tremont and School Streets. She is believed to be the first woman to step ashore from the Mayflower.
u Buried here in the Old Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street at the head of Bromfield Street are:
– Samuel Adams, patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
– Crispus Attucks. He was the first to be killed by British soldiers in the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770.
– Benjamin Franklin and his parents.
– John Hancock, patriot. He was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence.
– Frank, servant To John Hancock.
– Elizabeth Vergoose (Foster) She is claimed to be the author of famous Mother Goose nursery rhymes.
– James Otis, Revolutionary War Patriot. He coined the phrase "Taxation without representation is tyranny."
– Paul Revere. Famous for his midnight ride in 1775.
– Samuel Sewall, judge. He was the only one who refused to participate in the Salem witch trials of 1692.
– Others buried here are witches, Quakers hanged on Boston Common, and 17 members of the Boston Tea Party.
u Buried here in the Forest Hills Cemetery at 95 Forest Hills Ave in Jamaica Plain are:
– William Everett Hale, novelist.
– Eugene O'Neill, playwright. He won four Pulitzer Prizes and a Nobel Prize. Just before he died in a Boston hotel room in 1953, he cried, "I knew it! I knew it! Born in a goddam hotel room and dying in a hotel room!
– George Seitz, movie director. He directed the Andy Hardy in the 1930s and 1940s.
– Lucy Stone, women's rights leader. Lucy was the first person to be cremated in Massachusetts.
u Boxer John L. Sullivan is buried here in the Old Calvary Cemetery on Harvard Street and Cummings Highway.
u Mary Chilton, a passenger on the Mayflower, and the first Pilgrim to touch Plymouth Rock is buried here at the Kings Chapel Burying Ground.
u Baseball player Michael Kelly is buried here in the Mount Hope Cemetery. The term "Slide Kelly Slide" began with him.
BRAINTREE – (See Quincy, Massachusetts)
BRIDGEWATER – Baseball player Mickey Cochrane was born here in 1903.
BRIGHTON – Baseball player Hugh Mulcahy was born here in 1913.
BROOKFIELD – On March 2, 1778, wealthy storekeeper, 60-year-old Joshua Spooner's battered and bloody body was pulled out of a well in his backyard here in Brookfield. After his burial in the local graveyard., his beautiful young widow, 21-year-old Bathsheba Ruggles Spooner and three former soldiers of the Revolution she had paid to kill her husband were arrested for his murder. All four were found guilty and sentenced to hang. Bathsheba claimed that she was pregnant with Joshua's child, but she wasn't believed. On July 2, 1778, nearly 5,000 people assembled in nearby Worchester where the four were to be hanged. To add to the tension, a sudden, violent storm darkened the sky. Lightening was quickly followed by peals of thunder to produce a dreadful scene of horror. When four coffins had been arranged at the base of the scaffold, and the three men mounted the stage, Bathsheba stepped from a carriage, bowed gracefully to the people that she knew, and crept up the ladder to join them. With their hands bound and their faces covered, Ezra Ross, William Brooks, James Buchanan, and Mrs. Spooner were dropped into eternity. After her death, an autopsy revealed that Bathsheba was five months pregnant with a baby boy.
BROOKLINE – Born here in Brookline were: poet Amy Lowell in 1874, U. S. President John F. Kennedy in 1917, politician Robert F. Kennedy in 1925, politician Ted Kennedy in 1932, and comedian Conan O'Brien in 1963.
u Buried here Holyhood Cemetery are Walnut and Amarillo Ave. are:
– John Geoghan. A former priest and convicted child molester. He died in prison in 2003 after another inmate attacked him and strangled him to death.
– Joseph Kennedy Sr.
– Rose Kennedy, wife of Joseph Kennedy Sr.
– David Kennedy, son of Robert Kennedy. He died of a drug overdose in 1984.
– Michael Kennedy. He died in 1997 in a skiing accident.
– Infant Kennedy. Stillborn son of Ted and Joan. He is next to Michael Kennedy.
(The Kennedy's are all in the family plot).
CAMBRIDGE – Born here were: poet Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. in 1809, poet James Russell Lowell in 1819 , actor Otis Skinner in 1857, poet E. E. Cummings in 1894, and actor Matt Damon in 1970.
u The first football goal post was used here in a game between Harvard and McGill U. Of Canada, on May 14, 1874. It was also the first time that admission was charged at a collegiate sporting event. The proceeds
u Buried in the Mount Auburn Cemetery at 50 Mount Auburn Street are:
– Edwin Booth, actor and brother of John Wilkes Booth. He is on Anemone Path.
– Jonas Chickering, piano manufacturer.
– Charlotte Cushman, actress.
– Dorothea Dix, author/hospital reformer.
– Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science. Her Greek monument is on Halycon Ave.
– Fannie Farmer, cookbook publisher.
– Felix Frankfurter, Supreme Court Justice.
– Irene Gibson, the “Gibson Girl.”
– Curt Gowdy, sportscaster.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Supreme Court Justice.
– Julia Ward Howe, author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
– Edwin Land, inventor of the Polaroid camera.
– Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., diplomat.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet. He is on Indian Ridge Path.
– Harrison Gray Otis, U.S. Senator.
– Anne Revere, actress.
– Mary Sawyer Tayler. She was the Mary in the poem “Mary had a Little Lamb.” Mary died in 1889.
u Buried here Cambridge Cemetery at 76 Coolidge Ave. are:
– Henry James, novelist. He is on Prospect Avenue, Lot 1222.
– Eddie Waitkus, baseball player.
u Harvard University is located here.
CENTERVILLE – Baseball player Joe Cronin is buried here in the Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery. He is in Section 6, Row D, Lot 6.
u Inventor Samuel Morse was born here in 1791.
CHARLESTON – Margaret Jones was hanged here in 1648. She was the first person to be hanged in America for witchcraft.
CHARLTON – Professional grizzly bear hunter John Grizzly" Adams is buried here in the Bay Path Cemetery.
CHATHAM – Musician Bobby Hackett is buried here in the Seaside Cemetery. He played the cornet solo on the Glen Miller record A String of Pearls.
CHELSEA – Albert DeSalvo, "The Boston Strangler" was born here in 1931.
CHESIRE – Baseball player Dale Long is buried here in the Cheshire Cemetery.
CHILMARK – Buried here in the Abel's Hill Cemetery on South Road in Martha's Vineyard are:
– John Belushi, comedian. He is at the front of the museum.
– Lillian Hellman, playwright.
CONCORD - Philosopher Henry David Thoreau was born here in 1817.
u Author Louisa May Alcott lived in the Orchard House at 399 Lexington Road with her mother, father and sisters from 1858 to 1877. She wrote the classic novel Little Women there in 1868, using the house as the setting for the semi-autobiographical story. Originally constructed in the late 1600s by a progressive farmer, the home was later occupied by a Minute Man during the Revolutionary War. Purchased by the Alcotts in 1857, Orchard House was frequently visited by the family’s close friends Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
u Paul Revere's "Midnight Ride" ended here when he was captured by the British in 1776, on the Old Concord Road. A monument now marks the site near where Nelson Road meets Route 2A.
u Buried in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery on Court Lane north of the town square reached from Bedford St. are:
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet. In "Authors Ridge."
– Nathaniel Hawthorne, novelist. In "Author's Ridge." The manuscript of an unfinished novel was laid in the coffin with him when he died in 1864.
– Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, wife of Nathaniel. She died in 1871. Orginally buried in England, her remains were re-interred here in the Hawthorne plot in 2006.
– Una Hawthorne, daughter if Nathaniel and Sophia. She died in 1877. Orginally buried in England, her remains were re-interred here in the Hawthorne plot in 2006.
– Elizabeth Peabody, sister-in-law of Hawthorne. She was in love with him, but he married her sister Sophia instead.
– Henry David Thoreau, poet. Only the name "Henry" appears on his headstone that is opposite that of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Thoreau was the world's first "Hippie."
– Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women.
– Abigail Alcott, mother of Louisa. She is "Marmee" of Little Women.
– Alcott, Elizabeth Sewall Alcott, sister of Louisa. She is model for "Beth" in Little Women penned by her famous sister, Louisa
– Abba May Nieriker, sister of Louisa May Alcott. She was the model for Amy in Little Women.
– Anna Bronson Pratt, sister of Louisa May Alcott. She is the model for "Meg" in Little Women.
– Anne Rainsford Bush. She was first woman licensed (1900) to drive an automobile in America.
– Davis, Katherine Davis, composer. She wrote the song The Little Drummer Boy.
CUMMINGTON – Poet William Cullen Bryant was born here in 1794.
DANVERS – In 1692, Rebecca Nurse, 71, was accused of torturing young girls with witchcraft. Even though she was found innocent, she was hanged as a Salem "witch" and buried somewhere in the backyard of her old homestead here at 149 Pine St. Today, the original house is still here with the Nurse family Cemetery nearby. There is also a house that was built for the movie "Three Sovereigns for Sarah." Also buried in the Cemetery is George Jacobs, another person hanged in 1692 for being a witch. His remains were reburied here in 1992. The site is south of Holten, North of Adams and the Primrose shopping center, between Adams and the railroad tracks.
u In June of 1788, Elizabeth Whitman arrived from Boston and checked into the Bell Inn here on King's Highway. She told the owners that she was awaiting the arrival of her husband who would join her before the birth of her child. Weeks went by but her husband never showed up. She spent her days sewing baby clothes and watching out the window. On July 25, Elizabeth, 36, died after giving birth to a stillborn baby. Found in her effects was a letter that read: " "Must I die alone? Shall I never see you more? I know that you will come, but you will come too late? Tears fall so fast I know not how to write. Why did you leave me in such distress? When I go from here, I will leave you some way to find me. If I die, will you come and drop a tear over my grave?" Almost to a man, the town turned out for her burial in the town Cemetery. A few weeks later an unknown man arrived in Danvers, erected a tombstone on her grave and left.
– Then year after year, on the anniversary of her death, a mysterious man and woman came to town. They visited her grave, dined at the Inn and departed. Each year they came back until both were white-haired old. It was learned many years later that the mysterious strangers were Elizabeth's brother and her sister Abigail. It was also learned that Elizabeth was from Hartford where she was a beautiful, young woman who attracted many admirers. But she remained single until 1788 when she became pregnant and secretly married her lover, a French officer stationed at Newport, Rhode Island. Unable to handle the town gossip, she left Hartford to rendezvous here with her husband. It is said that author Nathaniel Hawthorne used Elizabeth as the character of Hester Prynne in his novel The Scarlet Letter.
u Buried here in the Putnam Burial Ground between North St. and Tree Tops Lane, east of Summer St. are:
– Ann Putnam Jr. Ann, at the age 12, was one of the children who accused others in Salem of being witches. In 1876, she apologized in the Salem Village Church for causing the deaths of innocent people. Ann never got married and died at age 37 in Salem.
– Ann Putnam, mother of Ann Jr.
– John Putnam, father of Ann Jr. The Putnam family was the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful in Salem. They are all buried here in unmarked graves in the front of the Cemetery, near a tree.
u Buried in Wadsworth Cemetery between Maple and College Pond Rd., and Summer and Beaver Brook are:.
– Elizabeth Parris, wife of Reverend Sam Parris She died in 1696 at age 48. Her husband Sam incited the witch trials and hangings in Salem, Massachusetts. He was a man obsessed with sin which he saw everywhere. He died in 1720.
– Also buried here in unmarked graves, are two wives of Reverend George Burroughs, and many members of the Putnam family. Burroughs was hanged just because he was a friend of some of the accused witches.
DARTMOUTH – A giant milk can, built in New Bedford, was moved here in 1935, and opened in 1936 as an ice cream stand attached to a working dairy. Today, the daughters of the nephew and niece of the original owners are once again running it as an ice cream stand, It’s ;ocated at 400 SD=. Smith Neck Rd.
DEDHAM – The famous trial of killers Sacco and Vanzetti was held here in 1918 in the Norfolk County Courthouse.
u Buried here in the Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery at 238 Pine Street are:
– Laddie Miller, Royal Nelson and Donald Stewart, Lizzie Borden's dogs. Lizzie buried all three dogs in one grave with a single headstone with the dog's names and the words "Sleeping Awhile." The name Borden is at the bottom.
u Igloo, Admiral Richard E. Byrd's dog. His monument is in the shape of an iceberg.
DUXBURY – Inventor of the Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie, Ruth Wakefield, is buried here in the Mayflower Cemetery.
EAST BRIDGEPORT – Circus thin man Isaac W. Sprague, was born here on May 21, 1841. At age 12 he began to lose weight. When he was 24, he joined the circus where he was billed as the “living skeleton.”. At age 44, he was 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighed 43 pounds. Married with three sons, Issac died in Chicago on January 14, 1887.
EASTHAM – Buried here in the Cove Cemetery are Giles Hopkins, Joseph Rogers and Constance Hopkins Snow. They were all original passengers on the Mayflower.
EDGARTOWN – The movie Jaws was filmed here.
EVERETT – Louis Rochemont, co-founder of The March of Dimes is buried here in the Woodlawn Cemetery,
FALL RIVER – Andrew and Abbey Borden were axed to death here in their home at 92 (now 240) Second Street on August 4th, 1892.
u Lizzie Borden attended church at the First Congregational Church at 282 Rock St.
u Lizzie was born on July 19, 1860 in her grandfather's house at 12 Ferry St. The site in 1990 was a refuse-filled vacant lot.
u The Borden murder house was turned into a Bed & Breakfast in 1997. One can sleep in Lizzie's room for $250 per day.
u Lizzie died in her home she called "Maplecroft" here at 306 French Street on June 2, 1927.
u The Fall River Historical Society displays Andrew Borden's skull, a wooden stool from Lizzie's cell in the Taunton jail, a bedspread splattered with Abby Borden's blood, and a lock of Abby's brown hair.
u Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery at 765 Prospect St. are:
– Andrew Borden, father of Lizzie Borden. He was axed to death in 1892 and was buried here without his head. His head and that of Abbey's were cut off by the coroner and sent to Harvard U. for examination. His headstone has only the initials A. J. B. on it. The Borden's are inside the entrance of the Cemetery, under four large oak trees. He lies between his two wives, Sarah and Abby.
– Sarah Borden. Andrew's first wife and Lizzie's birth mother. Sarah's two-year-old daughter, Alice Esther, lies next to her.
– Abby Borden, stepmother of Lizzie Borden. Like Andrew, she was buried without her head. Her headstone has only the initials A.D.B. on it.
– Lizzie Borden, alleged killer of her father and stepmother. She died on June 2, 1927, at age 68. Her headstone has only the name Lizbeth on it.
– Emma Borden, sister of Lizzie. She is buried next to Lizzie. She died on June 10, 1927, eight days after Lizzie, she was 76.
– Actress/writer Cornelia Otis Skinner.
FALMOUTH – Poet Katherine Lee Bates is buried here in the Oak Grove Cemetery. She wrote America The Beautiful.
FEEDING HILLS – Teacher Anne Sullivan was born here in 1866. She was Helen Keller's teacher.
FRANKLIN – Educator Horace Mann was born here in 1796.
GARDNER – The world’s largest chair is located here at 130 Elm St. Built in 1976, it is 20' 7" high, 10' wide, and 9' deep.
GREAT BARRINGTON – W.E.B. Du Bois was born here in 1868.
GREENVILLE – Puppeteer Jim Henson was born here in 1936.
GROTON – Senator John Kerry grew up here.
HAVERHILL – Born here in Haverhill were: poet John Greenleaf Whittier in 1807, and singer Brian Evans in 1970.
HOLLISTON – Country singer Jo Dee Messina was born here in 1930.
HUDSON – Physicist William D. Coolidge was born here in 1973.
HYDE PARK – Elizabeth Short (The Black Dahlia} was born here in 1924.
JAMAICA PLAIN – Buried here in the Forest Hills Cemetery & Crematory are:
– e. e. cummings, author. He is in Lot 748 Althea Path, in section 6. His cremated remains are buried right next to his wife's (Clarke family stone). He has a ground marker.
– Marion Morehouse cummings, actress/model and third wife of e. e.
– Eugene O'Neill, playwright.
– Anne Sexton, poet. A suicide.
LANCASTER – Horticulturist Luther Burbank was born here in 1849.
LAWRENCE – Born here in Lawrence were: newspaper columnist/poet Ernest Lawrence Thayer in 1863. He wrote the famous poem Casey at the Bat on June 3, 1888, actress Thelma Todd in 1905, college football coach Tom Nugent in 1913, and conductor Leonard Bernstein in 1918.
u Poet Robert Frost grew up here in Lawrence.
u Thelma Todd was buried here in the Bellevue Cemetery in 1935. She is in Section 19,L-5548.
u On January 10, 1860, the Pemberton Mill here collapsed and killed 88 workers. The victims are also buried here in the Bellevue Cemetery.
u On October 26, 1974, William Horton robbed a gas station here and killed the station's 17-year-old attendant by stabbing him nineteen times. On November 8, Horton, 23, was arrested in his Lawrence home in connection with the robbery and murder. Horton was eventually convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in the Northeast Correctional Center. He remained behind bars for twelve years until he escaped in 1987. He was one of the Massachusetts convicts approved for the state’s prison furlough program, which allowed inmates short leaves and temporarily eased overcrowding in prison. Though Governor Michael Dukakis did not enact the program, he supported it, believing furloughs an integral part of the state's prison program. In June, Horton failed to return to prison following his scheduled furlough period, and police began a state-wide search for him. Ten months later, officers shot Horton as he fled the Oxon Hill, Maryland, home of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Barnes. Horton had forced his way into the home, tied Barnes up, and raped his wife as the man watched. At the time of this attack, Governor Dukakis was running for president against George Bush in the 1988 election. Bush accused Dukakis of being soft on crime and won the election.
LENOX – Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote ‘House of Seven Gables here in a small clapboard cottage in 1850 and 1851 on the Tappan estate. The estate is now home to the Tanglewood summer music festival. The Little Red House cottage burned down in 1890 and a replica was built in 1974.
u Author William L. Shirer is buried here in the Mountain View Cemetery. He wrote The Rise And Fall Of the Third Reich.
u Baseball player Mark Belanger is buried here in the Saint Josephs Cemetery.
LEXINGTON – Actor Sonny Tufts is buried here in Monroe Cemetery.
LEOMINSTER – Born here in Leominster were: nurseryman John Chapman Johnny Appleseed in 1774, and inventor Harold Stephen Black in 1898.
u In 2000, the last apple orchard of the city was saved from being transformed into a sub-division of luxury homes. Leominster paid $4.75 million to purchase and preserve the last apple orchard in town. The 5,000 apple trees sit in a 52-acre orchard. Johnny Appleseed, John Chapman. The city recently built a replica of the John Chapman family cabin where John Chapman was born.
LITCHFIELD – American Revolutionary Ethan Allen was born here in 1738.
LOWELL – Born here were: artist James McNeill Whistler in 1834, actress Bette Davis in 1908, and writer Jack Kerouac in 1922.
u Jack Kerouac is buried here in the Edson Cemetery.
LYNN – Celebrated "witch" Moll Pitcher died here in Lynn. She was the subject of the poem Moll Pitcher by John Greenleaf Whittier.
u Buried here in the Pine Grove Cemetery at 145 Boston St. are:
– George Swinnerton Parker, inventor of the game Monopoly and founder of Parker Brothers Games. He is on the Fuchsia Path, lot 147, grave 3.
– Lydia Pinkham, founded the Pinkham Co. featuring a vegetable medicine for the cure of female complaints. She is near the maintenance garage.
MALDEN – Actor Jack Albertson was born here in 1907.
u Baseball player Tony Conigliaro is buried here in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
MARBLEHEAD – Famous witch Moll Pitcher was born here.
MARSHFIELD – Daniel Webster is buried here on a knoll about 200 yards from the road in the Governor Winslow Cemetery on Cemetery Rd. off Webster street.
MARTHA'S VINEYARD – On Saturday night July 19, 1969, Ted Kennedy ran his Oldsmobile off a bridge here on Chappaquiddick Island, and Mary Jo Kopechne, who was in the car with drowned inside the car when Kennedy did not try to save her. The bridge runs over Poucha Pond on Dike Road east of Edgartown.
MATTAPOISETT – For more than a half-century, the 38-foot-tall bluish-green statue of Sally the Seahorse has stood here beside Route 6. It is one of the most unique roadside attractions in the state.
MEDFORD – Musician James Pierpont was born here in 1822 .He wrote the song Jingle Bells.
u Elizabeth Short, the "Black Dahlia" grew up here in Medford at 115 Salem Street. She was murdered then sawed in half in Los Angeles in 1947.
u Cookbook publisher Fannie Farmer grew up here.
u Comedian Frankie Fontaine is buried here in the Oak Grove Cemetery. He was "Crazy Guggenheim" on the Jackie Gleason Show.
MILFORD – Dr. Joseph E. Murray, Nobel Prize winner and a pioneer in organ transplants was born here in 1919.
u An early boot-making center, pink granite mined here was used in the Boston Public Library, Grand Central Station in New York and the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington
MILTON – Born here in Milton were architect Buckminster Fuller in 1895, and former U. S. President George Bush in 1924.
u Howard Johnson, founder of the Howard Johnson Hotels is buried here in the Milton Cemetery.
NANTUCKETT – Woman's rights reformer Lucretia Mott was born here in 1793.
u Buried here in the Prospect Hill Cemetery are:
– Robert Benchley, humorist.
– Nathaniel Benchley, author and son of Robert Benchley.
NATICK – Former US Vice President Henry Wilson is buried here in the Old Dell Park Cemetery.
NEW BEDFORD – Eccentric millionaires Hetty Green was born here in 1834. The richest woman on America in the 1800s, she was known as the "Witch of Wall Street."
u The trial of Lizzie Borden was held here in the courthouse on County Street in 1893.
NEWBURYPORT – Born here were abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison in 1805, and Civil War General Adolphus Greely in 1844. .
u Actress Elissa Landi is buried here in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
u Home of the first United States Coast Guard station.
NEWTON – Born here in Newton were: writer Thomas Bulfinch in 1796, actor Jack Lemmon in 1925, poet Anne Sexton in 1928, actor Robert Morse in 1931, novelist Russell Banks in 1940, columnist Ellen Goodman in 1941, and actor Matt LeBlanc in 1967,
u Buried here in the Newton Cemetery are:
– Josephine Hull, actress. She is best known for her performances as Aunt Abby Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, starring Cary Grant, and as Mrs. Simmons, the sister of Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey starring Jimmy Stewart.
– Louis Liggett, founder of the Liggett Drug Stores.
– Francis Edgar Stanley. He created and built the Stanley Steamer automobile here.
u Boston College is located here.
u The Fig Newton cookie is named after the city.
u Newton was named the safest city in America in 2005.
NORTHFIELD – Evangelist Dwight Lyman Moody is buried here on the campus of the Northfield School.
NORTH OXFORD – Red Cross founder Clara Barton was born on a farm near here in 1821. She is buried here in the North Cemetery on Route 12 next to the high school. After entering the Cemetery, her grave is to the right of the flagpole. Take the first right on East Ave. It is marked by a tall, gray marker topped by a granite cross.
PEABODY – Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler" is buried here in the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.
PEMBROKE – Song writer Harry MacGregor Woods is buried here in the Pembroke Center Cemetery. He wrote Paddlin' Madeline Home, When the Red Robin Comes Bobbing Along and Side by Side
PITTSFIELD – Author Herman Melville was living here when he wrote Moby Dick.
PLYMOUTH – The Pilgrims landed here on Plymouth Rock in December of 1620. The first Thanksgiving (Harvest Festival) was celebrated here in 1621. The Rock is located in Pilgrim Memorial State Park at the shore of Plymouth Harbor along Water Street. The site of the original settlement is on Leyden Street near the waterfront. This is where John Alden, Miles– Standish, and Priscilla Mullen lived.
u Many of the Mayflower Pilgrims are buried here on Cole's Hill in a mass grave.
u Bandleader Glen Gray is buried here in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
QUINCY – Born here in Quincy were: 2nd U. S. President John Adams in 1735, his son, 6th U. S. President John Quincy Adams in 1767. and Air Force pilot Charles Sweeney in 1920 (He was the pilot of the plane that dropped the plutonium bomb "The Fat Man" on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945). (Quincy was formerly Braintree).
u Buried here in the First Unitarian Church at 1306 Hancock St. are:
– John Adams. Before he died in 1826, he murmured, "Thomas Jefferson still survives," unaware that Jefferson had died just a few hours earlier.
– Abigail Adams, wife of John and mother of John Quincy.
– John Quincy Adams.
– Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of John Quincy.
u Actor Billy de Wolfe is buried here in the Mount Wollaston Cemetery.
REVERE – Author Horatio Alger was born here in 1832.
ROCKPORT – Author John Kieran is buried here in the Beech Grove Cemetery. He was a sports columnist and the editor of the Information Please Almanac.
ROSLINDALE – Babe Ruth's first wife, Helen Woodford "Kinder" Ruth is buried here in the Mount Calvary Cemetery. She died in a house fire in Watertown in 1929 at age 31. She is in Section 7 West side, Row 7, Grave 7.
ROXBURY – C. W. "Billy" Bitzer, Hollywood pioneer cinematographer was born here in 1872.
SALEM – Author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born here at 27 Union St. in 1804.
u Salem is famous for its history of witches. In the winter of 1691-92, twenty persons were executed and fifty others tortured for practicing witchcraft.
u Bridgett Bishop was the first to be hanged on "Gallows Hill." She was carried on a cart from the Salem jail near North River, along Prison Lane (now North Street) to Essex Street, along Essex out of town to the Boston Road, and then to a tall rocky hill. She was taken to the top and hanged from a branch of an oak tree. Her body was buried nearby in a crevice on one side of the hill at what is now the end of Nichols Street. Eighteen others were hanged after her. Gallows Hill (or Witches Hill) was located on Nichols Ave. between South and Butler Streets, at the foot of Broad Street.
u The former Jonathan Corwin house here was used by jurors and judges during the witch trials. Corwin was one of he judges. The actual trials were held at the courthouse on Washington St. near the present day courthouse. Corwin's house, now called the "Witch House," still stands at 310 Essex Street.
u Buried here in the Charter Street Burying Point on Charter St. between Central and Liberty are:
– John Hawthorne, wealthy merchant and one of the judges at the Witch trials. He was the great-great-grandfather of author Nathaniel Hawthorne. There are eight Hawthorne's buried here in a row. Nathaniel Hawthorne courted his first wife Sylvia Peabody in her home that overlooked the row of Hawthorne graves.
– Richard Moore. He came over on the Mayflower.
u Buried here in the Howard Street Cemetery a short distance from the Charter Street Cemetery are:
– Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne, mother of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
– Louisa Hawthorne, sister of Nathaniel. While traveling on the steamboat Henry Clay on July 28, 1852, a fire broke out on board and Louisa became confused and jumped into the Hudson River and drowned.
– Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne, sister of Nathaniel.
u Buried here in the Old Burying Point Cemetery are:
– Simon Bradstreet, former Governor.
– Anne Bradstreet, poet.
– Mary Corry (Corey/Cory). She was the first wife of Giles Corry, the only victim of the witchcraft hysteria who was not hanged, but pressed to death with large stones.
– John Hathorne, magistrate. He presided over the pre-trial examinations in Salem Village prior to the actual Salem witch trials. He was Great-great-grandfather of writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. He is by the path in middle of Cemetery.
– Richard More, Richard. He came over on the Mayflower at the age of 9 (or 11) as an indentured servant, rose through the ranks and became a sea-captain who lived in Salem.
u George Parker, founder of Parker Brothers games is buried here in the Harmony Grove Cemetery.
SCITUATE – Inventor John Batterson Stetson was born here in 1865. He invented the Stetson Hat in 1885.
SHARON – Deborah Sampson Gannett is buried here in the Rockridge Cemetery on East St. In May of 1782, Deborah, 21, dressed as a man, enlisted in the Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army using the name Robert Shurtleff. She served with honor and valor in battle under General Schuyler at Albany. When she was wounded during battle, a doctor discovered that she was a female, but the said nothing to her. Instead, he informed General George Washington who summoned Deborah to his office. Without saying a word, Washington handed her an honorable discharge and a note containing a few brief words of advice and enough money for her return home to Sharon. Deborah married a farmer, Benjamin Gannett, and they raised three children. She died here in Sharon and is buried here between her husband and her son, Captain Earl Bradford Gannett. Sharon named Deborah Sampson Street in her honor.
SHELBOURNE FALLS – Ennis Cosby, son of Bill Cosby is buried here on the Cosby Family Estate.
SHERBOURNE – Bill Cosby's son, Ennis, is buried here on the grounds of the Cosby estate.
SHREWSBURY – Buried here in the Mountain View Cemetery are Min-Chueh Chang and Gregory Pincus. They co-developed the female oral contraceptive, known as the "pill."
SOUTHBOROUGH – Buried here in the Southborough Cemetery are:
– Nathaniel Nelson, Doo Wop singer. He was a member of the 1950s group, The Flamingos.
– Warner Oland, actor. He played "Charlie Chan" in the movies.
SOUTH BRAINTREE – On April 15, 1920, Nicola Sacco and Bartholomeo Vanzetti robbed the Slater and Morrill Shoe Factory here of $15,776 and killed a guard. Their trial held in Boston captivated the whole country. They were found guilty and executed in the Charleston prison in 1927. Their brains and hearts were removed for examination at the request of doctors at Harvard University. Thousands of people stood with bowed heads as their coffins were driven through the streets of Boston to a small chapel in Boston's North End. After a brief ceremony, the bodies were cremated.
SOUTHBRIDGE – Football player John Robert Fitzgerald was born here in 1948. He played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1971 to 1980
u Once located here in Southbridge, The American Optical Company was at one time, the world's largest manufacturer of ophthalmic products and at its height employed more than 6,000 people around the world. It closed in 1984.
SOUTH DUXBURY – Buried here in the Old Burying Ground on the corner of Chestnut St. and the Plymouth Byway between Bay Rd. and Old Colony are:
– Miles Standish, military leader of the colonists and rejected lover of – Priscilla Mullen Alden, wife of John Alden.
– John Alden is reportedly buried here also. He married Priscilla after failing to win her heart for Miles Standish.
SOUTH NATICK – Author Horatio Alger Jr. is buried here in the Glenwood Cemetery.
SOUTHWICK – Basketball player Rebecca Lobo was born here in 1973.
SPENCER – Inventor Elias Howe was born here in 1819 (He invented the sewing machine).
SPRINGFIELD – Born here were author Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) in 1904, chemist Rachel Fuller Brown in 1898, and psychologist Timothy Leary in 1920.
u James Naismith invented basketball here in 1891 at the YMCA where he was an instructor.
u The Smith and Wesson gun company was founded here in 1852.
u Charles and Frank Duryea built the first ever gasoline powered motor vehicle here in 1893.
u The Indian Motorcycle Company was founded here in 1901.
u Baseball player Walter "Rabbit" Maranville is buried here in the Saint Michael's Cemetery.
u Game manufacturer Milton Bradley is buried here in the Springfield Cemetery.
u In 2000, after years of decay and crime, downtown Springfield was home to many adult entertainment establishments. Downtown was unsafe in some places, especially after midnight.
STERLING – In 1815, when young Mary Sawyer was followed to her to school here by her pet lamb, her classmate, John Roulston, wrote the poem “Mary had a little lamb.” Newport, New Hampshire, claims that the poem was actually written by their hometown poetess Sarah Josepha Hale. Mary later became a schoolteacher and a matron in an insane asylum. She is reported to be buried in the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Her childhood home was still here in 2003.
STOCKBRIDGE – Artist Norman Rockwell is buried here in the Stockbridge Cemetery on the corner of Main and Church St. across from the town hall and Congregational Church.
STOUGHTON – Inventor Forrest M. Bird was born here in 1921. He invented the medical respirator.
SUDBURY – Comedienne Paula Poundstone grew up here.
TAUNTON – Lizzie Borden was held here in a cell of the Taunton jail for ten months while she awaited trial in New Bedford, Massachsuetts.
TISBURY – Actress Katherine Cornell is buried here in the Village Cemetery.
TYRINGHAM – Buried here in the Tyringham Cemetery. are:
– Sidney Howard, screenwriter. He won an Academy Award for the Best Screenplay for Gone With The Wind in 1939.
– Jennifer Howard, actress and daughter of Sidney.
UPTON – Actress\singer Gertrude Lawrence is buried here in the Lakeview Cemetery.
WAKEFIELD – Newspaper columnist Lucious Beebe is buried here in the Lakeside Cemetery.
WALTHAM – Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey was born here in 1937.
u Composer Effie Carlton is buried here in the Mount Feake Cemetery. He wrote Rock a Bye Baby.
u Waltham Watch Company was founded here in 1854.
WAREHAM – Actress Geena Davis was born here in 1957.
WAYLAND – Army instructor and actor Harold Russell is buried here in the Lakeview Cemetery. On June 6, 1944, while instructing troops on explosives, a charge exploded in his hands, resulting in the loss of both hands. In 1946 he was in the movie The Best Years of Our Lives, portraying a war veteran Homer Parrish, who had lost both hands in the Navy.
WEST BROOKFIELD – Woman suffragist Lucy Stone was born here in 1818.
WEST LYNN – "Witch" Moll Pitcher is buried here in the West Lynn Burial Ground.
WEST ROXBURY – Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler is buried here in St. Joseph Cemetery at 990 LaGrange St.
WESTBOROUGH – Inventor Eli Whitney was born here in 1765.
WESTFIELD – Author Edward Bancroft was born here in 1744.
WESTON – Buried here in the Linwood Cemetery are:
– Eddie Collins, baseball player.
– Edmund Hamilton Sears. He wrote the Christmas song It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.
WEST ROXBURY – Buried here in the Saint Josephs Cemetery are:
– Arthur Fiedler, conductor.
– John F. Fitzgerald, politician and grandfather of John F. and Ted Kennedy.
WEYMOUTH – Former first lady Abigail Adams was born here in 1744.
WORCESTER – Born here in Worcester were: scientist Robert Hutchings Goddard in 1882 (He discovered solid rocket fuel), humorist Robert Benchley in 1889, movie director Sam Fuller in 1911, writer John Michael Hayes in 1919, actress Helen Walker in 1920, artist Harvey Ball in 1921 (he invented the Smiley Face), radical activist Abbie Hoffman in 1936, and baseball player Mark Fidrych in 1954.
u Newspaper columnist/poet Ernest Lawrence Thayer grew up here in Worcester. He wrote the famous poem Casey at the Bat on June 3, 1888.
u The first roadside diner in America was opened here in the 1880s by Sam Jones.
u The monkey wrench was invented here by Loring Coes of the Coes Knife Company in 1840.
u Dr. Russell L. Hawes invented the first machine for folding plain paper into envelopes here in 1852.
u Joshua Stoddard invented the steam calliope here in 1855.
u J. Lee Richmond of the Worcesters pitched the first perfect game in major league baseball history here on June 12, 1880.
u Henry Perky became the first to mass produce shredded wheat here in 1895.
u Dr. Robert H. Goddard patented the first liquid fuel rocket here in 1914.
u Harvey Ball designed the world famous Smiley face here in 1963.
u The first radio station to play a Beatles song in the United States was WORC in Worcester.
u The first dictionary printed in the US was in Worcester in the 18th century, by Isaiah Thomas.