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Lebanon in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery

Circa 1760

 
 
Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, January 15, 2010
1. Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The German Rockaway now Lebanon Reformed Dutch Reformed Church was established in the area of Lebanon & Pottersville between 1731 - 1747. The exact date & location unknown.

Three buildings have stood upon this site, the first of which was a log church built approximately 1780. The second was of frame - 1790.

In 1793 the graveyard wall was built, the third building erected on this site was constructed of brick in 1817.

Within the cemetery the oldest recorded tombstone dates to 1769 - the oldest found to date is 1771.
 
Erected 1984 by Historical Committee, Lebanon Reformed Church.
 
Location. 40° 38.244′ N, 74° 50.009′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Cherry Street just north of Corporate Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon NJ 08833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lebanon Reformed Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lebanon Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lebanon (approx. mile away); Bluebirds, On The Road To Recovery
Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, January 15, 2010
2. Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery Marker
The cemetery wall mentioned on the marker can be seen in the distance.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility (approx. 1.7 miles away); Potterstown (approx. 1.9 miles away); Central Railroad Of New Jersey (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Additional comments.
1. Age of the Lebanon Cemetery
The cemetery and church are earlier than 1780 as there is a survey done by Benj. Morgan in 1765 that shows the church on this site as well as seven "plantations". In 1769 Walter Rutherfurd sold the land to the "elders of the Calvanistical Congregation" for one shilling. The deed was not recorded until 1796 causing some confusion among modern historians. The church is also indicated on Map 77A of the Erskine and DeWitt series which were produced for Gen. Washington during the Revolutionary War. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
 
Gate to Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, January 15, 2010
3. Gate to Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery
  — Submitted February 10, 2011.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Cornerstone in Cemetery Wall image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, January 15, 2010
4. Cornerstone in Cemetery Wall
Cornerstone in Cemetery Wall image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, January 15, 2010
5. Cornerstone in Cemetery Wall
Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, January 15, 2010
6. Lebanon Reformed Church Cemetery
 
 
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