About Evergreen Cemetery, Kingston, Massachusetts
The Kingston Evergreen Cemetery is a privately owned cemetery located in the center of Kingston. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and maintained to provide a peaceful, respectful, and safe place for all past, present, and future generations.
Throughout the 18 acre site, winding paths follow a series of hills that separate beautifully organized burial sites and hundreds of superbly executed nineteenth century marble and granite monuments. Copper beech, elms, maples, lofty pines, among others, and a variety of flowering bushes are seen throughout the cemetery. Birds and other wildlife are found here. There is a private chapel as well as a heart shaped reflecting pool with fountain.
Kingston Evergreen Cemetery has been the final resting place for our ancestors, loved ones, family, friends, and neighbors for over 150 years. We are proud that hundreds of Kingston's veterans, from the Civil War to modern times are buried in Evergreen.
Come visit and see why for generations, families have chosen the peaceful surroundings of Kingston Evergreen Cemetery.
Evergreen's Board of Trustees
The Kingston Evergreen Cemetery was organized on March 4, 1853. The citizens of Kingston formed a voluntary association and acquired the original plot of land located between Green Street and Evergreen Street for the purpose of constructing, operating, and maintaining a private, nonsectarian cemetery in the Town of Kingston. It was expanded to the west in 1887 and to the east in 1895. The cemetery is managed under the direction of a Board of Trustees, The objective of this board is to continue to maintain the integrity of the cemetery.
The Board is elected annually by the proprietors (lot holders) at the Proprietors Annual Meeting held in January.
Trustees Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Thomas Prince Chapel located on the grounds of the cemetery.
We Need Your Help!
Kingston Evergreen Cemetery has long been recognized for its beauty and tranquility, but the age of the cemetery is beginning to show. The trees, buildings, and historic fence require care, maintenance, and restoration. Many of you have deep roots in the Kingston community or have loved ones buried here. Please consider us when making donations. You may mail a check made payable to Kingston Evergreen Cemetery to the address below.
Kingston Evergreen Cemetery began as a not-for-profit Cemetery Association in 1853 and has been so for the entire time of operation. Donations made are tax-deductible as Kingston Evergreen Cemetery is a 501(c)13. This is the special designation for not-for-profit cemeteries. All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your help and support!