The Union Street Cemetery is a seemingly overlooked jewel of Franklin MA’s Downtown area. Many people drive by this parcel of land at the corner of Union and West Central Streets in Franklin, Massachusetts on an almost daily basis and don’t realize how extensive and beautiful it is.
Visit well worth the time
You can easily spend a half an hour or more walking through the grounds, reading ancient grave makers and enjoying the peace and solitude that exists right in the heart of Franklin. A visit will be well worth your time.
Famous Franklin families
Several important and influential Franklin families have plots in this cemetery, including:
There are 100s of graves of less wealthy Franklin families at the Union Street Cemetery. I didn’t spend the time needed to find the oldest markers, but many grave stones date back to the early and mid 1800s.