Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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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



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Cemeteries [2]

Adams Street Burying Ground Site
Adams St. near junction of Pearl and Birch Sts
remains removed to Mount Vernon Cemetery

Bicknell Family Tomb
Washington and Chapel Streets

Cobb Family Burying Ground
near 759 Hancock Street
West Abington

Cushing Family Tomb
Bedford Street and North Avenue
North Abington

Gould Family Burial Ground (aka Indian Ground) (1798)
59 Sylvan Street
North Abington

Hillside Cemetery (18th century)
Randolph Street, Rte 139

Hunt Family Tomb
Bedford Street
North Abington

Island Grove Cemetery (aka Centre Cemetery and French's Burying Ground)
on the hill at Island Grove Park

Mount Vernon Cemetery
between 43-49 Pearl Street, near Island Pond Grove
Tel: (781) 871-9488

Old Church Burying Ground
behind 325 Summer Street

Plain Cemetery
behind 780 Hancock Street
West Abington

Richards Family Burial Ground (1750)
Chestnut Street

Torrey Family Burying Ground
High and Green Streets

West Abington Cemetery
Randolph Street near Norfolk and Plymouth county line
West Abington


Also see: Biography, History


Also see: Biography, Genealogy


  1. USGS GNIS FID 613459
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator


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].
  2. A guide to Massachusetts cemeteries (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), [FHL book 974.4 V37L 2002].

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