Map of Stops on Walking Tour (Click on map to see where you are)
This tabletop grave marks the burial place of Lexington minister John Hancock and his wife Elizabeth, as well as that of his successor, Jonas Clarke, and his wife Lucy. Other family members are also interred here.
Overhead image of gravestone
Reverend Hancock was the grandfather of the John Hancock who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was minister for 54 years. Jonas Clarke was minister in Lexington during the Revolution.
As you look around, can you find the large tree that has enveloped grave stones and other granite posts over these many years? Continuing past the Hancock grave, walk toward the nearby rail fence. Look for a small stone at the fence line marking the site where the men killed in the Battle of Lexington were first buried.