Walnut Grove Cemetery
Walnut Grove Cemetery is a historic cemetery at Grove and Railroads Streets in Methuen, Massachusetts
Methuen, Massachusetts
Methuen is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 43,789 at the 2000 census.-History:Methuen was first settled in 1642 and was officially incorporated in 1726; it is named for the British diplomat Sir Paul Methuen. Methuen was originally part of Haverhill,...

. The still active cemetery sits on 14 acres (56,656 m²) and is privately funded with a Board of Directors.

Within the cemetery is the Tenney Memorial Chapel given by the Daneil G. Tenney in 1927 as a memorial to his parents Charles H. Tenney
Charles H. Tenney
Charles H. Tenney he was proprietor of C. H. Tenney & Co., established 1868 and would become one of the most successful commissioned merchant and hat dealers in the world; also a director of Bank of the Manhattan Company and life trustee of the Bowery Savings Bank.-Biography:Born Charles Henry,...

 and Fannie Haseltine (Gleason) Tenney. The Chapel was designed by architect Grosvenor Atterbury
Grosvenor Atterbury
Grosvenor Atterbury was an American architect, urban planner and writer. He studied at Yale University and then travelled in Europe. He studied architecture at Columbia University and worked in the offices of McKim, Mead & White. Much of Atterbury’s early work consisted of weekend houses for...

. The earliest burial is estimated to be approx 1850, whereas the number of burials before 1960 is unknown, there have been 896 burials since 1960.
The cemetery was founded in 1853 and added to the National Historic Register in 1984.

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