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

Slave Burial Ground

 
 
Slave Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 29, 2008
1. Slave Burial Ground Marker
Inscription.  In colonial times this was the site of a slave burial ground. In 1784 slaves comprised almost one forth of the population of the township.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
 
Location. 40° 52.286′ N, 73° 58.857′ W. Marker is in Leonia, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Avenue and Lakeview Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Broad Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leonia NJ 07605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vreeland House (approx. ¼ mile away); English Neighborhood Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Horne’s Grist Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dutch Reformed Church (approx. half a mile away); George Washington Memorial Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Continental Army Encampment (approx. ¾ mile away); Days Tavern (approx. 0.8 miles away); De Mott – Westervelt House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leonia.
 
Broad Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 29, 2008
2. Broad Avenue Marker
Marker is located on Broad Avenue, at the Leonia/Englewood border.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,548 times since then and 184 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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