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Matawan in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
1. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Site of church and graveyard of Matawan’s original Scots settlers. The church was built in 1734. The graveyard added in 1763.

The church was burned by Tories in 1777 and the Rev. Chas. McKnight taken prisoner. The deed was held by the Monmouth Presbytery and turned over to the Borough of Matawan in 1978.

The earliest marker is that of Dr. Peter Le Conte who died Jan 29, 1768
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is January 29, 1768.
 
Location. 40° 24.243′ N, 74° 14.281′ W. Marker is in Matawan, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on New Brunswick Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matawan NJ 07747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hawkins House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Philip Morin Freneau (approx. 0.9 miles away); Poet’s Grave (approx. 0.9 miles away); Signal Hill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 2.9 miles away); Civil War · Spanish War · World War Memorial

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 5, 2016
2. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Marker
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(approx. 2.9 miles away); Old St. Gabriel’s Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Radio Astronomy (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matawan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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