The Old Hill Burying Ground overlooks Monument Square from a rocky rise and is said to have been selected because the land was too steep to farm. Graves here date to 1677. Concord’s North Bridge commander, Major John Buttrick, who gave the order to fire on English troops, is buried here, along with 40 other veterans of the Revolution.
Advantage: Concord by a hair. The steep rise of the stones makes the more dramatic setting.