Mayor John Phillips

Birth Name:
John Phillips
Birth Date:
November 26, 1770
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British America
Death Date:
May 29, 1823
Place of Death:
Boston, Massachusetts
Cemetery Name:
Granary Burying Ground
Claim to Fame:
Historical Figure
John Phillips was the very first mayor of Boston, Massachusetts and was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1813. John Phillips was also the father of famed abolitionist Wendell Phillips.

Fun Fact

The Granary Burying Ground is the final resting place for many notable Revolutionary War-era patriots, including Paul Revere, the five victims of the Boston Massacre, and three signers of the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine. But more importantly and historical significant, the cemetery is located across the street from the Parker House Hotel where Parker House Rolls were invented. You’re welcome.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Granary Burying Ground

Tremont Street and Bromfield Street,

Boston, Massachusetts, 02108


North America

Grave Location Description

As you enter the gates of this historic cemetery, look to your right and you are standing 5 feet (well, add another 6 feet under) from the final resting place of Boston’s first mayor.

Grave Location GPS

42.357250, -71.061367



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