Hoboken Cemetery

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Hoboken Cemetery
Location North Bergen, New Jersey
Country USA
Cemeteries on the western slope of the Palisades in northern Hudson County.

The Hoboken Cemetery is located at 5500 Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen, New Jersey. [1][2] It is bordered by Flower Hill Cemetery.[3] Originally when the Secaucus Junction was built on land that was the Hudson County Burial Grounds, bodies exhumed were to be re-interred at the Hoboken Cemetery.[4][5] In 2007, the cemetery was found to have been recycling graves and selling them as virgin plots to unsuspecting buyers.[2][5]

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  1. ^ "Hoboken Cemetery". Retrieved 2007-08-26. "The Hoboken cemetery is located off of Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey. The Flower Hill Cemetery boarders it on two sides. Although one may have the sense of a well groomed and cared for cemetery when first arriving at the Hoboken Cemetery, just a short walk in any direction and you will find a different story." 
  2. ^ a b "Painful Discovery". The Bergen Record. January 29, 2000. "After Eloina Garcia died last July, she was to be buried in a prepaid plot in a North Bergen cemetery atop her husband, Heliodoro, who died 26 years ago. Instead, family members made a disturbing discovery: The remains of a complete stranger already occupied the earth directly above the casket of Garcia's husband. The deceased couple have ..." 
  3. ^ Van Winkle, Daniel (1923). History of the Municipalities of Hudson County, 1630-1923. ISBN 0-8328-5067-5. 
  4. ^ "Discovery stalls move of 3,000 remains". The Philadelphia Inquirer. August 9, 2003. "The journey of more than 3,000 displaced souls to a final resting place has been delayed again after state officials discovered the North Jersey burial site they had chosen is already taken. In what has been called the largest single exhumation in the country's history, archaeologists have been digging up an old potter's field for the last five months to make way for an interchange off the New Jersey Turnpike to serve the new Secaucus transfer station." 
  5. ^ a b "New burial spot needed for remains". Bergen Record. "Exasperated turnpike officials say the Hoboken Cemetery in North Bergen violated its contract when it promised there weren't any prior burials in the 2,430-foot section reserved for the potter's field bodies." 
  6. ^ Edwin Ruthvin Vincent Wright biography, United States Congress. Accessed June 29, 2007.

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Coordinates: 40°47′17″N 74°01′31″W / 40.788157°N 74.025140°W / 40.788157; -74.025140