Taunton, Massachusetts: Her Vacant Chair

Full-size marble rocking chair grave, with "Her Vacant Chair" as its epitaph. The chair supposedly moves on its own, and sometimes glows. No sitting in the chair.

Mayflower Hill Cemetery

235 Broadway, Taunton, MA
Mayflower Hill Cemetery. Enter cemetery gates on the east side of MA-138/Broadway, opposite Dunkin' Donuts. Once inside the gates, immediately bear right. You'll quickly see the chair, facing the cemetery road, on the left side.
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Her Vacant Chair

"Her Vacant Chair" refers to the legend of the haunted rocking chair at the Mayflower Hill Cemetery in Taunton. The rocking chair memorial is for Pearl French. She was born August 21, 1878, and died on March 26, 1882. Visitors have claimed to see it move, or to have seen glowing lights near it at night.

[Johm Botelho, 08/11/2021]

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