Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

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Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery
JC Harsimus Cemetery jeh.jpg
Established 1829
Location 435 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey
Country United States
Size 6 acres (24,000 m2)

Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery is a historic cemetery located in Jersey City, New Jersey. It was established in 1829 by the first cemetery company founded in the State of New Jersey and is the size of 6 acres (24,000 m2).[1] The cemetery is an early example of Garden Style landscape cemeteries.[2] The cemetery fell into disrepair and was abandoned in 2008. A volunteer group has since been founded to maintain the cemetery.

The location of the cemetery was used as an ammunition bunker for the War of 1812 and was a site of skirmishes in 1780 during the Revolutionary War.[3]

Since 2011 goats are used for weed control during the summer.[4]


In order to raise funds for the upkeep of the grounds and caretaker facilities, the all-volunteer organization has partnered with local groups to produce year round events. Events include:

Notable burials[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Karnoutsos, Carmela. "Historic Jersey City Harsimus Cemetery". Jersey City Past and Present. New Jersey City University. Archived from the original on 2003-07-10. 
  3. ^ "Cemetery History". The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery. Archived from the original on June 1, 2011. Retrieved July 2, 2010. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ Charles Ferson Durant at Find a Grave

Coordinates: 40°43′38″N 74°3′17″W / 40.72722°N 74.05472°W / 40.72722; -74.05472

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