Old Polpis Burial Ground

The Old Polpis Burial Ground is on Polpis Road. Only six stones remain in this burying ground, all dating from after 1990. Older markers existed as little as four years ago.

The burial ground is believed to be as old as the first settlement of the area, which dates from the mid-1660s. Among those buried there were members of the Swain family-the original settlers of this section of Nantucket-as well the farming community that for many years maintained the several farms in Polpis.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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