Tyler Point Cemetery

In 1680, following the King Philip War, a meetinghouse’s location was changed from Nockum Hill to what was then called “a place of trade” and is today called Tyler Point on New Meadow Neck. A cemetery, now at the end of Tyler Point Road, was established in 1702 adjacent to this second Baptist meetinghouse. The center of settlement shifted easterly to Brooks Pasture, platted in 1682, that became the Town of Warren in 1747. Moses Tyler, a Boston shipbuilder inherited the east shore of the point from his father-in-law, Edward Luther, in the 1750s and developed a shipyard, giving Tyler Point its name.


The earliest graves in the town of Barrington include an unmarked one for .Hugh Cole who was buried here after the King Philip War.


Rev. John Myles moved the Baptist Church here from Nockum Hill in 1667. It’s not certain where his grave is located.


Click here for a history of Tyler Point on page 9 in the Historic and Architectural Resources of Barrington,Rhode Island.

Click here to read about Tyler Point in Thomas Bicknell’s History of Barrington, Rhode Island starting on page 90.

Click here to read a Barrington Times article about the repair of some of the cemetery’s gravestone markers.

Click here for the Find-a-Grave web page for the Tyler Point Cemetery.

Click on the map below for a Google satellite map.