Slave Cemetery

Slave Cemetery (HMJYF)

Location: Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 Bergen County
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N 41° 3.997', W 74° 5.378'

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Known by this name for generations, it once was part of the Hopper family farm. Believed to have been a burial ground for slaves and freed blacks, there once were many stones, most without marks. In 1910, the surviving stones with inscriptions were recorded. Known to rest here are John Thompson who died July 22, 1854 at the age of twenty-one; S.F.T., June 30, 1821; Sam (undated); and Gin, July 1775, Her tombstone was inscribed in Dutch.
Sponsored by Upper Saddle River Historical Society, ? 1987
Restoration by Troop 33, BSA
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Bergen County Historical Society series
Marker Number116
Year Placed1987
Placed ByBergen County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 576486 N 4546551
Decimal Degrees41.06661667, -74.08963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.997', W 74° 5.378'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 59.82" N, 74° 5' 22.68" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38 Knights Ct, Upper Saddle River NJ 07458, US
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