Cemetery Island (Massachusetts)

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Cemetery Island is a heavily forested island located in the Wachusett Reservoir in Clinton, Massachusetts.[1] The island's name came from its being part of an old burial ground that was flooded by the creation of the reservoir; 3,816 bodies were removed and reinterred in St. John’s Cemetery in Lancaster, Massachusetts.[2]


  1. ^ "Cemetery Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Fun facts about the Wachusett Reservoir". Telegram.com. Worcester, MA. December 31, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2016.

Coordinates: 42°24′00″N 71°42′48″W / 42.40000°N 71.71333°W / 42.40000; -71.71333