Predating the American Revolution, The Greenwich Cemetery serves as the final resting place for people from all walks of life. Not associated with any specific church, denomination, or religion, the cemetery accepts peoples from all religions, beliefs, and backgrounds; from minister Reverend William B. Sloan, circuit riding pastor from 1798 to 1834 to farmer Roy Heritage (1924-2000) to housewife Beatrice McCorkell (1923-2011); from Brigadier General William Maxwell, who spent the winter of 1777 with General George Washington at Valley Forge to his slave who was buried in the family plot some 75 years before slavery was abolished. Legend has it that Chingachgook, the last of the Mohicans, is buried here. Veterans of every era - from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam Conflict - are buried here. Our historic tree program highlights important events and people from our country's past. It truly is historic and sacred ground.
Greenwich Cemetery is nestled in a beautiful valley in the rolling hills of western New Jersey not far from the small town of Stewartsville. This place of serene and natural beauty is home to memorials of many different types and materials. The oldest dates back to 1777.
The older portion of the cemetery features two large and beautiful gates - the Rachel Barber Gate (1906); and the Sinclair Gate (1908). Huge trees stand watch over the graves and act as nature's monuments in every season of the year.
Memorials of all types ... and made of many different materials ... are found at The Greenwich Cemetery. Some date back to 1740.
Greenwich Cemetery is not just about the past. A Rest and Meditation Garden, which provides an additional place of tranquility in the old section of the cemetery, was installed in the fall of 1994. The Cemetery Association purchased adjacent land to meet the needs of future generations. The developed part of this section includes a columbarium with niches for cremation urns. Ongoing planting and memorial program ensures that the natural beauty of the cemetery will continue into the future.
The grounds are meticulously maintained. All plots are under perpetual care.