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Bedminster in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lamington Black Cemetery

19th Century Burial Grounds on the National Register of Historical Places

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
1. Lamington Black Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  There are 97 identified graves here: 36 with names and 61 unknown, including former slaves and free blacks who were members of the Lamington Presbyterian Church. Remains of 5 Civil War veterans who fought heroically for the Union lie here. As you walk through the grounds, note the Bible passages on some of ther markers and enjoy the feeling of peace.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 40° 39.458′ N, 74° 42.518′ W. Marker is in Bedminster, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is on Cowperthwaite Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bedminster NJ 07921, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Presbyterian Church of Lamington (approx. half a mile away); Great War Heroes. (approx. one mile away); Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 2.4 miles away);
Lamington Black Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
2. Lamington Black Cemetery Marker
New Germantown (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of Colonel John Mehelm House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Col. John Taylor's Grist Mill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Blue Star Highway (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedminster.
 
Lamington Black Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
3. Lamington Black Cemetery
Lamington Black Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, March 12, 2009
4. Lamington Black Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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