Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester
About Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester
Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester, MA was established in 1868. In 1871 the Old Colony Railroad sought eminent domain to build a right of way through the Cemetery. After negotiation, the Railroad agreed to build a train station, now known as the Cedar Grove Station, in exchange for the land. This event caused the unique feature of a railroad bisecting our Cemetery, and has been noted in Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Harry Fig’s Believe It or Not as the only cemetery in the United States with a trolley running through it.