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

Old Burying Ground

 
 
Old Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
1. Old Burying Ground Marker
Inscription. In use for nearly two hundred years, largely by the Blauvelt family, the earliest known burial was in 1722. The cemetery contains the graves of members of other early Bergen County families, veterans of the American Revolution and slaves. Some of the tombstones are inscribed in Dutch.
Sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Harrington Park 1972

 
Erected 1972 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 59.287′ N, 73° 58.395′ W. Marker is in Harrington Park, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Tappan Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Cemetery is above street level, and is located at the intersection of Tappan Road and Arcadia Court. The marker is on Tappan Road. Marker is in this post office area: Harrington Park NJ 07640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wortendyke Homesite (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blanch-Haring House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garret J. Durie House
Marker on Tappan Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 23, 2008
2. Marker on Tappan Road
The cemetery, being located above street level, can easily go unnoticed by passersby. It is located up the stairs in the photo.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham D. Blauvelt Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Peter A. Blauvelt House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hilderbrant Naugle House (approx. one mile away); Site of the Myers-Bogert Grist Mill (approx. one mile away); Reformed Church of Closter (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrington Park.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Revolutionary War Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. Revolutionary War Grave
Grave of Frederick Blauvelt, a veteran of the Revolutionary War who died in 1828.
Graves in the Old Burying Ground	 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
4. Graves in the Old Burying Ground
The cemetery also includes the graves of veterans of the Civil War and the War of 1812.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,011 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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