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A visit to the Massachusetts National Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Massachusetts National Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Massachusetts National Cemetery (FAG ID #109426)

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, we found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

The Location of the Massachusetts National Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Massachusetts National Cemetery

The Massachusetts National Cemetery is located in Barnstable County<2>.

The county seat for Barnstable County is located in Barnstable. Barnstable lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of the Massachusetts National Cemetery .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Massachusetts National Cemetery

Lat:   41.6741°   (41° 40' 26")

Lon:   -70.5846°   (-70° 35' 4")

Establishment of the Massachusetts National Cemetery ...

The Massachusetts National Cemetery was established October 11, 1980.

Name Variations for Massachusetts National Cemetery ...

When doing your research, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations.

Massachusetts National Cemetery has also been known as:

  • Bourne National Cemetery

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Massachusetts National Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Massachusetts National Cemetery.

  • Acapesket [Barnstable County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acapesket
    • Acapesket [Barnstable County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Massachusetts National Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acapesket
  • Bourne [Barnstable County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourne
    • Bourne [Barnstable County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Massachusetts National Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourne have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne
  • Buzzards Bay [Barnstable County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buzzards Bay
    • Buzzards Bay [Barnstable County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Massachusetts National Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buzzards Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buzzards Bay
  • Cataumet [Barnstable County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cataumet
    • Cataumet [Barnstable County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the west of Massachusetts National Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cataumet have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cataumet
  • Continue List   (24 more) ...
    • Cotuit [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotuit
      • Cotuit [Barnstable County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotuit have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotuit
    • East Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Falmouth
      • East Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Falmouth
    • East Sandwich [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Sandwich
      • East Sandwich [Barnstable County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Sandwich
    • East Wareham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Wareham
      • East Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Wareham
    • Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falmouth
      • Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
    • Forestdale [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestdale
      • Forestdale [Barnstable County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestdale
    • Marstons Mills [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marstons Mills
      • Marstons Mills [Barnstable County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marstons Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marstons Mills
    • Mashpee Neck [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashpee Neck
      • Mashpee Neck [Barnstable County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mashpee Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mashpee Neck
    • Mashpee [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashpee
      • Mashpee [Barnstable County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mashpee came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mashpee
    • Monomoscoy Island [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monomoscoy Island
      • Monomoscoy Island [Barnstable County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monomoscoy Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monomoscoy Island
    • Monument Beach [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monument Beach
      • Monument Beach [Barnstable County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monument Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monument Beach
    • North Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Falmouth
      • North Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the southwest of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Falmouth
    • Onset [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onset
      • Onset [Plymouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onset
    • Plowed Neck [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plowed Neck
      • Plowed Neck [Barnstable County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plowed Neck
    • Pocasset [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocasset
      • Pocasset [Barnstable County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northwest of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocasset
    • Popponesset Island [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Popponesset Island
      • Popponesset Island [Barnstable County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Popponesset Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Popponesset Island
    • Sagamore [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagamore
      • Sagamore [Barnstable County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sagamore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sagamore
    • Sandwich [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandwich
      • Sandwich [Barnstable County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandwich have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandwich
    • Seabrook [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seabrook
      • Seabrook [Barnstable County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seabrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seabrook
    • Seconsett Island [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seconsett Island
      • Seconsett Island [Barnstable County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seconsett Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seconsett Island
    • Silver Beach [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Beach
      • Silver Beach [Barnstable County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Beach
    • Teaticket [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teaticket
      • Teaticket [Barnstable County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teaticket have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teaticket
    • West Falmouth [Barnstable County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Falmouth
      • West Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Falmouth
    • Weweantic [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weweantic
      • Weweantic [Plymouth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Massachusetts National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weweantic have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weweantic

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Massachusetts National Cemetery. The following communities are located in Barnstable County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Massachusetts National Cemetery.

  • Bourne
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Bourne.
    • Bourne lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the North (N) of the Massachusetts National Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourne
  • Falmouth
  • Mashpee
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Mashpee.
    • Mashpee lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Massachusetts National Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashpee
  • Sandwich

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 39 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Massachusetts National Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Barnstable County.

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Massachusetts National Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #606039  (Massachusetts National Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #606039 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Pocasset
    • County: Barnstable         Elev: 51
    • Location given for GNIS #606039 (Massachusetts National Cemetery)
    • Lat: 41.6742737           Lon: -70.5866966
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.
  • Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:  #109426

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Barnstable County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Barnstable County: www.barnstablecounty.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Barnstable, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6741, Longitude: -70.5846    
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




 

 

 

 

 


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