Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Taunton State Hospital Pauper Cemetery Markers

These broken markers signify the resting place of former patients/inmates from Taunton State Hospital in Massachusetts. These graves are not on state hospital land but are located in the "pauper cemetery" in the downtown area.  Taunton State Hospital records indicate that women patients sewed burial gowns for patients who died.

In the pauper cemetery in Taunton, the graves of former patients/inmates are marked with only a number.


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