Historic Markers: Roslindale

Walter Street Burying Ground - Arnold Arboretum

Established in 1712 on land donated by Captain Joseph Weld, the Burying Ground was associated with the Second Church of Roxbury. Surrounded by the Arnold Arboretum it took its present name when the Dedham Post Road was renamed in honor of Nathaniel Walter, a minister of the Second Church.

Many of the remaining marker designs can be traced to members of the Foster family, stonecutters of Dorchester. The earliest stone dates to 1772. Twenty-eight graves believed to be Revolutionary War soldiers were removed when Walter Street was widened during the early 1900s.