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|Location||Princeton, New Jersey|
|Owned by||Nassau Presbyterian Church|
|Part of||Princeton Historic District (#75001143)|
|Added to NRHP||27 June 1975|
Princeton Cemetery is located in Princeton, New Jersey. It is owned by the Nassau Presbyterian Church. John F. Hageman in his 1878 history of Princeton, New Jersey refers to the cemetery as: "The Westminster Abbey of the United States."
See also: Category:Burials at Princeton Cemetery.
- Archibald Alexander (1772–1851), Presbyterian theologian
- James Waddel Alexander (1804–1859), Presbyterian theologian and eldest son of Archibald Alexander
- Joseph Addison Alexander (1809–1860), Presbyterian biblical scholar and third son of Archibald Alexander
- William Cowper Alexander (1806–1874), politician, businessman and second son of Archibald Alexander
- George Wildman Ball (1909–1994), diplomat
- George Dashiell Bayard (1835–1862), Civil War general
- Sylvia Beach (1887–1962), bookshop owner
- Harold H. Bender (1882–1951), philologist
- John Berrien I (1712–1772), New Jersey Supreme Court Justice and owner of Rockingham House
- Aaron Burr (1756–1836), controversial Revolutionary War hero and politician, third vice president of the United States, killer of Alexander Hamilton, adventurer who was eventually tried and acquitted of treason
- Aaron Burr, Sr. (1716–1757), Presbyterian minister, second president of Princeton University and father of Aaron Burr
- Alonzo Church (1903–1995), mathematician
- Grover Cleveland (1837–1908), 22nd and 24th president of the United States
- Frances Cleveland (1864–1947), wife of Grover Cleveland
- Ruth Cleveland (1891–1904), first child of Grover and Frances Cleveland and supposed name sake of the Baby Ruth candy bar
- Edward Samuel Corwin (1878–1963), author and professor of law
- Samuel Davies (1723–1761), president of Princeton University
- Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758), president of Princeton University and Calvinist theologian
- Richard Stockton Field (1803–1870), US senator and New Jersey Attorney General
- John Huston Finley (1863–1940), author, president of Knox College and University of the State of New York
- Donald B. Fullerton (1892-1985), missionary and founder of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship
- George Horace Gallup (1901–1984), pollster
- William Francis Gibbs (1886–1967), naval architect
- Kurt Gödel (1906–1978), mathematician
- Peter Charles Harris (1865–1951), adjutant general of the U.S. Army
- Charles Hodge (1797–1878), Calvinist theologian
- David Hunter (1802–1886), Civil War General
- Joseph Kargé (1823–1892), Civil War General and Princeton University professor
- George Frost Kennan (1904–2005), diplomat
- Frank Lewin (1925–2008), composer
- David Kellogg Lewis (1941–2001), philosopher
- Edward Parke Custis Lewis (1837–1892), diplomat
- John Maclean, Jr. (1800–1886), president of Princeton University
- Jose Menendez (1944–1989) and Mary Louise (Kitty) Menendez (1941–1989), murder victims of their sons, Lyle and Erik Menendez
- Moses Taylor Pyne (1855–1921), financier, philanthropist and owner of Drumthwacket Estate
- Roger Atkinson Pryor (1828–1919), Special US Minister to Greece, US congressman from Virginia, Confederate congressman and general, journalist, New York Supreme Court justice
- William Drew Robeson (1844–1918), father of singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson
- Henry Norris Russell (1877–1957), astronomer
- William Milligan Sloane (1850–1928), first US Olympic Committee president
- Howard Alexander Smith (1880–1966), US senator from New Jersey
- John P. Stockton (1826–1900), New Jersey attorney general and US senator
- Richard Stockton (1764–1828), US senator from New Jersey
- Robert Field Stockton (1795–1866), naval officer
- Lyman Spitzer, Jr. (1914–1997), astronomer
- John Renshaw Thomson (1800–1862), US senator from New Jersey
- William G. Thompson (1840–1904), mayor of Detroit
- John W. Tukey (1915–2000), statistician
- Paul Tulane (1801–1887), Tulane University benefactor
- John von Neumann (1903–1957), mathematician
- Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1851–1921), Presbyterian theologian
- Canvass White (1790–1834), engineer and inventor
- Eugene Paul Wigner (1902–1995), Nobel Prize-winning physicist
- John Witherspoon (1723–1794), signer of the Declaration of Independence
- William Willet (artist) (1867–1921), portraitist and stained glass designer
- "The Princeton Cemetery". Princeton Online. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
Princeton Cemetery is owned by the Nassau (formerly First) Presbyterian Church located opposite Palmer Square in the center of town. The Square was named after Edgar Palmer, a benefactor of both the University and the community. The Cemetery was established in 1757, and the oldest surviving monument is that of Aaron Burr, Sr., located in the Presidents' Plot. The cosmopolitan character of the Cemetery continues, and interment has never been restricted to Church members and their families.
- "Princeton Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Srvice.
- Sarapin, Janice Kohl (2002). Old Burial Grounds of New Jersey. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-2111-4.
- Strauss, Robert (March 28, 2004). "Sometimes the Grave Is a Fine and Public Place". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
The story goes that Paul Tulane, who made his fortune as a haberdasher in 19th-century New Orleans, wanted to give part of that fortune to the university in his hometown, Princeton. The catch was that he wanted the university renamed for him. When that didn't happen, he gave his money to the university in New Orleans that now bears his name. He eventually came back home. But before he died it is said that he demanded that the statue on his grave face away from the Princeton University campus. "That seems to have been pretty much debunked by now," said George Brown, Princeton Cemetery's historian. "But he must have been a pretty egotistical guy. He's the only one here with a big statue of himself." Mr. Tulane (1801–1877) would probably come up short on the list of accomplished people buried in Princeton Cemetery, which is just off the heart of town at Witherspoon and Wiggins Streets. All right, so Mr. Tulane is credited with developing the crease in trousers—"He was cranking them out so fast he stuffed them in little boxes so they got the crease," Mr. Brown said. ... Yet also buried there are a United States president, Grover Cleveland; a vice president, Aaron Burr Jr.; and other people of great accomplishment, from the pollster George Gallup to the novelist John O'Hara to the mathematician John von Neumann. Mr. Brown calls Princeton Cemetery the Westminster Abbey of America for the abundance of stars buried in its compact space. ...
- Richard Stockton (1764–1828), Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 20, 2007.
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