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Newton in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Newton Burial Ground

 
 
Old Newton Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2013
1. Old Newton Burial Ground Marker
Inscription.
Oldest portion dedicated in 1762 as part of Town Plot. Enlarged about 1820. Job S. Halsted donated 3/5 acre in 1837 to Presbyterian Church. Enclosed by wall in 1837. By 1876, burials estimated at 5000 including many of the earliest settlers of the County.
 
Erected 1986 by The Sussex County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 3.385′ N, 74° 45.197′ W. Marker is in Newton, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 206) and Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located behind the houses on Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Newton NJ 07860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hill Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Thomas Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker); Defenders of the Union (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moody’s Raids (about 600 feet away); Newton Green (about 600 feet away); Sussex County (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Newton Green (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newton.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old Newton Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2013
2. Old Newton Burial Ground Marker
Marker in Newton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2013
3. Marker in Newton
Veteran Grave Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2013
4. Veteran Grave Markers
The Old Newton Burial Ground contains the remains of veterans from the Revolutionary War up through World War II. These three markers indicate burials for veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
Grave of a Revolutionary War Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2013
5. Grave of a Revolutionary War Soldier
Civil War Veteran Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2013
6. Civil War Veteran Grave
Grave of Capt. George V. Griggs of the 2nd N.Y. Cavalry. He was killed in the Battle of Culpepper, Va.
Civil War Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2013
7. Civil War Grave
Grave of Gersham W. Gillam, Co. D, 2nd Regiment, N.J. Cavalry Volunteers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 374 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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