Howland

Howland Cemetery (1846)

  • Location: Off Camp Kiwanee Road, on private land. Please request permission to visit the site.
  • Condition: All three gravestones and their footstones have been knocked down, damaged, and one stone has been stolen. Due to this cemetery’s proximity to Camp Kiwanee, it has been a particular focus of vandalism. The History of the Town of Hanson compiled in 1959 reported that all three gravestones were upright and in good condition, that is no longer the case today. Please be respectful of this historic cemetery.
  • Transcriptions and/or photographs of its gravestones are also available at: FindAGraveHistory of the Town of Hanson (Hanson, MA: Hanson Historical Committee, 1959), Chapter 14: Cemeteries and Burial Grounds.
Howland Cemetery, circa 1959. Image from History of the Town of Hanson.

Howland Cemetery, circa 1959. Image from History of the Town of Hanson.


Excerpt from History of the Town of Hanson: On Indian Head Street, quite a distance from the highway, in a field, only a short distance from Maquan Pond is the Howland Cemetery. This private plot once used for a burying ground by old settlers that lived nearby. There are three stones in a pine grove – all in good condition.

                                                                Died      Age
Lewis Howland                                     1846      40 years
Pamelia, widow of Lewis Howland    1869      64 years
Susan F., daughter of the above        1866      16 years