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

Old Slave Cemetery

 
 
Old Slave Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 1, 2008
1. Old Slave Cemetery Marker
Inscription.

Founded 1672

Rededicated May 17, 1964

Restored by the Boy Scouts of Bergenfield.

 
Erected 1964.
 
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. African American Baptist Church 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 (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).
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Marker on Cedar Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 1, 2008
2. Marker on Cedar Street
This cemetery is on land purchased in 1868 by Francis Jackson, a freed slave.
Slave Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 1, 2008
3. Slave Cemetery
This park adopted and maintained by Boy Scout Troop 180.
 
 
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 2,498 times since then and 80 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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