Monday, August 13, 2012

Cemetery - First Presbyterian Church, New Vernon, NJ

The weather yesterday was absolutely fantastic, so I was out enjoying a drive with my wife in the countryside of north-central New Jersey this afternoon. For those who aren't familiar with it, New Jersey has some wonderful rural areas once you get away from the highways and larger cities. We were passing through the small town of New Vernon when we happened on a terrific cemetery attached to the First Presbyterian Church there.

The cemetery is in use (some of the tombstones were marked within the last year or two), but also has a lot of graves that go back to the Revolutionary War. Many of them were remarkably well preserved (some were definitely restored within recent memory), but some were old, crumbling, and faded. It's a place with tremendous character. I took these during our excursion today (click to enlarge).






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