Weehawken Cemetery

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Weehawken Cemetery
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East side of the Cemetery near the gate
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Location Bergen Turnpike,
North Bergen, New Jersey
Country United States

The Weehawken Cemetery, like neighboring Hoboken Cemetery,[1] is not located in its namesake town of Weehawken but rather on the western slope of the Hudson Palisades in North Bergen, New Jersey,[2] with its main entrance on Bergen Turnpike. At its east side the cemetery is overlooked by the Bergen Crest Mausoleum and the Garden State Crematory.[3] and nearby Flower Hill Cemetery.

Unclaimed bodies found after the collapse of the first attempt at the construction of the Uptown Hudson Tubes in 1880, a project later abandoned until 1908, were buried at the cemetery.[4]

Notable burials[edit]

See also[edit]

List of cemeteries in Hudson County, New Jersey

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Winkle, Daniel (1923). History of the Municipalities of Hudson County, 1630-1923. ISBN 0-8328-5067-5. 
  2. ^ Hudson Cemeteries
  3. ^ Veit, Richard Francis; Mark Nonestied (2008). New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones: History in the Landscape. ISBN 0-8135-4236-7. 
  4. ^ "A Body found in the Tunnel", New York Times, October 9, 1880, retrieved 2011-03-04 
  5. ^ Albert Wadas Burial Site

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Coordinates: 40°46′46″N 74°01′49″W / 40.7795°N 74.0302°W / 40.7795; -74.0302