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Copp's Hill Burying Ground

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Some of colonial America's most notable figures sleep eternally under the grass of Copp's Hill. This North End cemetery, established in 1659 and used through the mid-1800s, ranks among Boston's most absorbing historical sites, given its residents include such well-known characters as Cotton Mather and his father, Increase; Prince Hall, founder of the first Black Masonic Lodge in the country and a leading abolitionist; and Robert Newman, who lit the "two-if-by-water" lanterns to alert Paul Revere the night of his Midnight Ride.

Adjoined by a potter's field that inters many free African-Americans, Copp's Hill is also significant as the vantage from which British troops aimed their cannons during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775.

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