Knights of Columbus 35 Elm St, Danvers, MA01923 This council of the Knights of Columbus (#1505) was founded in 1910 and is currently located behind Parelli Optical. The…More group's mission is "To Spread the Virtues of Columbianism, that is, Charity, Fraternity, Patriotism, and Unity." The council regularly donates to many charities and organizations throughout New England and beyond.
Formerly known as Porter's Burial Ground, this historical grave yard is noteworthy both for its age (established a…More year after Danvers became a township in 1757) and its interred residents and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The cemetery is the final resting place of colonial patriots.
Local militia captains Jeremiah Page and Edmund Putnam along with Nathan Putnam - who was wounded on the Lexington Green on April 19, 1775, by British soldiers on their way to Concord - are all buried there. The first shots of the war were fired at the Lexington Alarm.
In addition to the patriots, the cemetery is also the resting place of local veterans of the French and Indian War, the War of 1812, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. The 1902 three-inch field gun sitting among the gravestones was dedicated in 1938 as a memorial to Danvers' veterans of the Spanish-American War.