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New Milford in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

French Burying Ground

 
 
French Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2013
1. French Burying Ground Marker
Inscription.  
French Burying Ground
First used 1677
Placed by
David Demarest Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
1955

 
Erected 1955 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1677.
 
Location. 40° 55.482′ N, 74° 1.763′ W. Marker is in New Milford, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Patrolman Ray Woods Lane, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in the small cemetery behind the New Milford Borough Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Milford NJ 07646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the French Church and Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Borough of River Edge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacobus Demarest Homestead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Demarest-Bloomer House (approx. 0.7 miles away); New Bridge Inn
French Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
2. French Burying Ground Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); New Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); Brett Park / New Bridge Area (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named New Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Milford.
 
Marker in New Milford image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2013
3. Marker in New Milford
Marker in French Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
4. Marker in French Cemetery
New Milford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
5. New Milford Marker
Historic marker placed by the Borough of New Milford indicating the 1677 French Cemetery.
Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2013
6. Second Marker
French Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
7. French Cemetery
Some of the stones in this cemetery date back to the 15th century.
Grave of John Zabriskie image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2013
8. Grave of John Zabriskie
John Zabriskie, the last Zabriskie to live in the nearby Steuben House at historic New Bridge Landing, is buried in the French Burying Ground. He died in a mill accident at the age of 25.
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By Bill Coughlin, October 19, 2013
9. Grave of Uzal Meeker
Several veterans of the Revolutionary War are buried in this cemetery, including 1st Lieutenant Uzal Meeker of Spencer's Regiment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,847 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on November 29, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on November 29, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   7. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   8, 9. submitted on November 29, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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