Quaise Burial Ground

The Quaise Burial Ground is located near the entrance to Altar Rock Road. Inmates of Quaise Asylum, the island’s nineteenth-century poorhouse and place of correction, were buried here. There are no stones in this burying ground.

One report of the names of individuals buried in this site are:
Thomas Hull
Paul Jenkins
Jonathan Cartwright
William Holmes
William Hutchins
Abigail Davis
Sophia Beebe
Phebe Jones
Lydia Bowen
Wealthy Davis

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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