Carver, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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United States > Massachustts > Plymouth County > Populated Places > Carver

Town Hall

108 Main Street
Carver, MA 02330
(508) 866-3400

Quick History

Named for John Carver, first Governor of Plymouth Colony.

Establishment and former town name(s) [1]

9 June 1790: Incorporated as a town, from part of Plympton, by State 1790, c2.

8 February 1793: Bounds between Carver and Plympton established.

20 January 1827:

24 March 1849:

16 May 1901: Bounds between Carver and Wareham established.

7 March 1921: Bounds between Carver and Middleborough established.

Archiac name: Mohootset

Section/Villages within the town: Annasnappet, Bate's Pond, East Carver, Ellis Furnace, John's Pond, North Carver, Popes Point, Quitticus, Shoestring District, South Carver, Wenham


Boundary Changes [1]

Neighboring Communities

Kingston | Middleborough | Plymouth | Plympton | Wareham




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

The Carver Plymouth MAGenWeb Project of The USGenWeb Project has a map showing location of the cemeteries in the Town of Carver.

Center Cemetery

Main Street

  1. USGS GNIS FID 1976594
  2. Hometown Locator
  3. Massachusetts Gravestone Photo Project
Central Cemetery (1811)

Cranberry Road

Lakenham Cemetery (1718) (aka North Cemetery)

Forest Street, North Carver

  1. USGS GNIS FID 602124
  2. Hometown Locator
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (Catholic) Cemetery (1920)

Center Street

Union Cemetery (1777)

South Main Street, South Carver

Wenham Road Cemetery (1770) (aka East Carver Cemetery)

Wenham Road, East Carver


Church History and Records




  1. USGS GNIS FID 613907
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator



Societies, Libraries and Museums

Town Records

Vital Records

  1. Vital Records of Carver Massachusetts to the Year 1850 Google Books



  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].