Paramus in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Spring Valley Burial Ground
The historic cemetery directly in the rear of the Behnke farm contains the graves of descendants of early settlers in this area including a least two local farmer-militiamen of the American Revolution, Jacobus Brouwer and Henry Banta, as well as the grave of Cornelius Demarest, who served in the 22nd regiment of the Union Army during the Civil War.
The Paramus Rotary Club
May 30, 1964
Erected 1964 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 35.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society, and the Rotary International series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1843.
Location. 40° 55.949′ N, 74° 3.264′ W. Marker is in Paramus, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Valley Road and Viola Way, on the left when traveling south on Spring Valley Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 Spring Valley Road, Paramus NJ 07652, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sluckup (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Washington Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); River Edge WWI Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Maj. Ross E. Mulhare, U.S.A.F. (approx. 0.8 miles away); "The Soldier" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Paramus Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); In Honor Of Our Heroic Citizens (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paramus.
Also see . . . Bergen County Historical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on June 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
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