List of cemeteries in Hudson County, New Jersey

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List of the cemeteries in Hudson County, New Jersey

Counties in New Jersey
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Hudson County is home to many churches and cemeteries,[1] some of which provide significant open areas in otherwise congested residential areas.[2]

History[edit]

There are some shared characteristics of cemeteries in North Bergen. In the Annual report of the National Board of Health in 1879 four cemeteries, historically Grove Church, Hoboken, Machpelah, and Weehawken, all lie on the western side of the Hudson Palisades which gives them similar soil deposits and somewhat uniquely, the presence of trap rock on the grounds.[3] Their locations allow for good water drainage into the nearby Secaucus marshes with minimal contamination due to the steep grade of the hills. They were created in roughly the same time period.[3] Two of the four cemeteries were split up, and now make a total of six unique cemeteries in the area; these cemeteries are all contained within a roughly one mile stretch of parallel roads Tonnelle Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard, constituting a string of green open spaces in North Hudson County.[4] In Jersey City, four cemeteries, namely Saint Peters', Holy Name, Jersey City, and New York Bay all provide the surrounding areas with long vistas and green open spaces as well.[2] Finally, several burial grounds exist in Hudson County, some of which date back into colonial times and have either been removed or built over.[5]

Another characteristic of many cemeteries in Hudson County is that they host a large amount of civil war veteran graves.[6]

Lista[›][edit]

[7] Cemetery name Image Established Type Location City or Town Summary
1 African Burying Ground[8] 1841 Defunct Johnston Avenue at Pine
40°42′33″N 74°03′28″W / 40.7092°N 74.0579°W / 40.7092; -74.0579
Jersey City
2 Abel I. Smith Burial Ground Abeismithburialground.jpg 1755 Defunct Near Secaucus Road
40°46′41″N 74°03′45″W / 40.777984°N 74.062622°W / 40.777984; -74.062622 (Able I Smith Burial Ground)
Secaucus
3 Arlington Memorial Park 1865 Veteran 748 Schuyler Avenue
40°46′21″N 74°07′56″W / 40.77250°N 74.13220°W / 40.77250; -74.13220 (Arlington Memorial Park)
Kearny
4 Bayview – New York Bay Cemetery Freudenberg-Helen grave 03.jpg 1848 312 Garfield Avenue
40°41′43″N 74°05′15″W / 40.695380°N 74.087364°W / 40.695380; -74.087364 (Bayview – New York Bay Cemetery)
Jersey City
5 Bergen Crest Mausoleum North Bergen, New Jersey Mausoleum (cropped).jpg 1917 Mausoleum 4001 Kennedy Boulevard
40°46′41″N 74°01′44″W / 40.7780°N 74.029°W / 40.7780; -74.029 (Bergen Crest Mausoleum)
North Bergen
6/7 Constable Hook Cemetery Constable Hook Cemetery.tiff 1849 East 22nd Street
40°39′28″N 74°05′58″W / 40.65778°N 74.09944°W / 40.65778; -74.09944 (Constable Hook Cemetery)
Bayonne
8 The Blue Chapel BlueChapel.jpg 1912 605 14th & West Streets
40°45′41″N 74°02′16″W / 40.76129°N 74.03790°W / 40.76129; -74.03790 (Dominican Convent)
West Hoboken
now Union City
[9]
9 Flower Hill Cemetery 1873 4001 Kennedy Boulevard
40°47′17″N 74°01′31″W / 40.788157°N 74.025140°W / 40.788157; -74.025140 (Flower Hill Cemetery)
North Bergen
10 Garden State Crematory GardenStateCrematory.JPG 1907 Crematory 4101 Kennedy Boulevard
40°46′43″N 74°01′41″W / 40.7785°N 74.0280°W / 40.7785; -74.0280 (Garden State Crematory)
North Bergen
10 Old Graveyard at Greenville[10] 1821 or 1824 Defunct Newark Bay Extension of the New Jersey Turnpike Exit 14C Jersey City
11 Grove Church Cemetery Grove Church Cemetery Gate.jpg 1847 Nosectarian 1132 46th Street and Kennedy Boulevard
40°27′57″N 74°00′49″W / 40.4659°N 74.0135°W / 40.4659; -74.0135 (Grove Church Cemetery)
North Bergen
12 Hoboken Cemetery 1871 5500 Tonnelle Avenue
40°47′17″N 74°01′31″W / 40.788157°N 74.02514°W / 40.788157; -74.02514 (Hoboken Cemetery)
North Bergen
13 Holy Name Cemetery 1866 Catholic West Side Avenue
40°43′54″N 74°04′46″W / 40.7317°N 74.0794°W / 40.7317; -74.0794 (Holy Name Cemetery)
Jersey City
14 Hudson County Burial Grounds Hudsonburialmem.jpg 1829 Defunct Near Snake Hill
40°45′42″N 74°04′30″W / 40.76161°N 74.074985°W / 40.76161; -74.074985 (Hudson County Burial Grounds)
Secaucus
15 Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery JC Harsimus Cemetery jeh.jpg 1829 435 Newark Avenue
40°43′38″N 74°3′17″W / 40.72722°N 74.05472°W / 40.72722; -74.05472 (Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery)
Jersey City
16 Machpelah Cemetery MachpelahCemeteryEntranceNJ.jpg 1853 Sectarian 5810 Tonnelle Avenue
40°47′17″N 74°01′31″W / 40.788157°N 74.025140°W / 40.788157; -74.025140 (Machpelah Cemetery)
North Bergen
17 North Arlington Jewish Cemetery[11][12] Belleville Turnpike
Kearny
18 Old Bergen Church Cemetery 1660s 1 Highland Avenue
40°43′37″N 74°04′10″W / 40.726944°N 74.069444°W / 40.726944; -74.069444 (Old Bergen Church Cemetery)
Jersey City
19 Palisades Cemetery PalisadesCemetery.jpg 1982 Bergen Turnpike
40°46′45″N 74°01′59″W / 40.77920°N 74.03310°W / 40.77920; -74.03310 (Palisades Cemetery)
North Bergen
20 Passionist Cemetery 1864 Defunct 2000 Summit Avenue
40°46′00″N 74°02′16″W / 40.766734°N 74.037856°W / 40.766734; -74.037856 (Passionist Cemetery)
West Hoboken
now Union City
21 Saint Peter's Cemetery Saint Peter's Cemetery, Jersey City viii.JPG 1849 Utica Street
40°44′30″N 74°03′55″W / 40.7417°N 74.0652°W / 40.7417; -74.0652 (Saint Peter's Cemetery)
Jersey City
22 Sandford Burying Ground
Kearny
23 Speer Cemetery 1660s Vroom Street
40°43′42″N 74°04′04″W / 40.7284°N 74.0678°W / 40.7284; -74.0678 (Speer Cemetery)
Jersey City
24 Van Buskirk Burial Ground[13] 1736 Defunct Constable Hook Bayonne
25 Weehawken Cemetery WeehawkenCemetery.JPG 1867 4000 Bergen Turnpike
40°46′46″N 74°01′49″W / 40.7795°N 74.0302°W / 40.7795; -74.0302 (Weehawken Cemetery)
North Bergen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

^ a: The cemeteries in Hudson county is compiled from several existing lists which, catalog strictly minor, obscure or defunct cemeteries or burial grounds,[5] are historical surveys,[3][14] are grave transcription projects,[15] political listing of interment[16] and statewide indexes.[17]

  1. ^ "Hudson County Churches and Cemeteries". Hudson County, New Jersey; History, Records, Facts and Genealogy. Genealogy Inc. 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Adams, p. 64.
  3. ^ a b c National Board of Health (1879), p. 201.
  4. ^ Hagstrom Map, Hudson County
  5. ^ a b Stratford, p. 1.
  6. ^ "New Jersey Civil War Gravestones". newjerseycivilwargravestones.org. 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  7. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words.
  8. ^ Karnoutsos, Carmela. "Underground Railroad". Jersey City Past and Present. New Jersey City University. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  9. ^ http://photos.nj.com/jersey-journal/2011/03/the_blue_chapel_in_union_city_10.html
  10. ^ "Old Graveyard at Greeenville". Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, Vol. 1, New Series, 1916, Page 146. usgwarchives.net. July 3, 1910. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  11. ^ http://www.northjersey.com/news/north-arlington-jewish-cemetery-falls-on-hard-times-1.687087
  12. ^ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2278715
  13. ^ "Van Buskirk Burial Ground". www.graveinfo.com. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  14. ^ National Board of Health (1898), p. 234.
  15. ^ "Hudson County". The Tombstone Transcription Project. USGenWeb Tombstone Project. 1997–2009. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  16. ^ Kestenbaum, Lawrence (1996–2010). "Hudson County, New Jersey". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  17. ^ Hood, p. 185.

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