Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (East Orange, New Jersey)

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Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
CountryUnited States
Coordinates40°45′02″N 74°12′31″W / 40.750657°N 74.208479°W / 40.750657; -74.208479
Owned byRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
No. of graves266,921 in 2002[2]
WebsiteHoly Sepulchre Cemetery

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery is located in East Orange and Newark, New Jersey. The Garden State Parkway runs through the two halves of the cemetery (exit 144 and exit 145, respectively). This cemetery was established in 1859 and is maintained by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.[1][2]

In the 1950s, the newly-constructed Garden State Parkway cut directly through the cemetery. Hundreds of graves had to be moved prior to construction. Both sides of the cemetery are visible to drivers on the Parkway today.[3]

Notable burials[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Holy Sepulchre Cemetery". Virtual Newark. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-09-25. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery's mailing address is in East Orange, but half of the cemetery lies in Newark and has served the residents of Newark, NJ throughout it's [sic] years of operation (founded 1859).
  2. ^ a b c "Holy Sepulchre Cemetery". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-09-25. This program facility is located in Essex County, East Orange at the approximate center of the Archdiocese of Newark. Established in 1859, the cemetery has accepted 266,921 burials to the end of calendar year 2002. Currently, this cemetery offers in-ground burials. A new area is available for the sales of plots.
  3. ^ Bennett, Jeffrey. "Holy Sepulchre Cemetery". Newark History. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  4. ^ Edward Francis McDonald, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 12, 2007.
  5. ^ Cornelius Augustine McGlennon, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed October 2, 2007.
  6. ^ Paul John Moore biography, United States Congress. Accessed July 11, 2007.

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Coordinates: 40°45′02″N 74°12′31″W / 40.750657°N 74.208479°W / 40.750657; -74.208479