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Mount Pleasant Cemetery

 
 
Mount Pleasant Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, August 8, 2011
1. Mount Pleasant Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Mount Pleasant, Newark's oldest remaining cemetery, opened in 1844. One of the first secular cemeteries, it is a masterpiece of landscaping. Its 36 rolling acres and varied monuments reflect romantic Victorian attitudes toward death. Many New Jersey leaders of government, business, education and the arts are resting here. The distinctive brownstone Gothic gateway, designed by Thomas Stent, was built in 1877. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
 
Erected by The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 40° 45.812′ N, 74° 9.988′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Nursery Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Marker is mounted on the archway at the entrance to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Hayes Ward Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belleville Avenue Church (approx. 0.6
Mount Pleasant Cemetery entrance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, August 8, 2011
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miles away); Branch Brook Park Historic Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forest Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Branch Brook Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Soldiers of the Revolution (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joseph A. Pocchio (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stephen N. Adubato, Sr. Sports Complex (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022