Adam Dyer was born 1833 in Truro, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States to Adam Mileson Dyer (1789-1855) and Elizabeth Small Hill (1810-1860) and died 9 May 1855 Pest House, Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes.

Provincetown Smallpox Cemetery

Memorial bench plaque located in the Provincetown Smallpox Cemetery in Cape Cod National Seashore.

Provincetown Smallpox Cemetery is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is northwest of Duck Pond. Parking is permitted along the side of Route 6 in order to allow access the various conservation area hiking trails.

The smallpox cemetery consists of 14 small numbered markers and the depression left from the now demolished “Pest House.” Back in the 1800s, pestilence houses, or Pest Houses, were known as small treatment buildings for those plagued with smallpox. At this particular Pest House site, 14 people perished from the disease. The grave markers display no names, but the records are kept in the town’s “Book of the Dead.”


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