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

African American Baptist Church Cemetery

 
 
African American Baptist Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 1, 2008
1. African American Baptist Church Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Francis Jackson, a freed slave, purchased 7 ¾ acres of woodland here in 1868. Later it would include the black cemetery and “a plain neat little church” built about 1873. The Pastor, Rev. Nicholas Fr. Jackson, lived nearby. The cemetery had 72 burial plots which may have included former slaves. Tombstones no longer exist but some families who rest here are Jackson, Pomplin, Bell, Sisco, Brown, Chase, Blenus, Napson and James.

A Bergenfield Historic Site, 1996.
 
Erected 1996 by Bergen County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 55.78′ N, 73° 59.031′ W. Marker is in Bergenfield, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Cedar Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bergenfield NJ 07621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Slave Cemetery (here, next to this marker); The Christie-Parsels House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Camp Merritt Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Merritt
Marker on Cedar Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 1, 2008
2. Marker on Cedar Street
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Old North Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Grateful Remembrance (approx. 0.9 miles away); British & Hessian Invasion (approx. 0.9 miles away); Derick Banta House (approx. one mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Bergenfield Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 1, 2008
3. Bergenfield Burial Site
This area is maintained by Boy Scout Troop 180 from Bergenfield, NJ.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,339 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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