Crabbe Family Cemetery - Double Trouble State Park, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 53.958 W 074° 13.524
18S E 566217 N 4416867
Quick Description: This unmarked, small, family cemetery is located a few hundred feet or so from Pinewald-Keswick Road in Double Trouble State Forest, Lacey Twp., NJ. The oldest grave is dated 1866, the newest 1996.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 5/17/2008 2:02:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM3TPY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 53

Long Description:
I counted exactly 8 graves, although there may be more lost to time. If you are not looking for the cemetery, you will not find it. You will have to take a small side trail off of a main trail and travel about 30 feet until you see the 10 stones or so.

The cemetery used to be part of the park's tour, but it's not anymore. There aren't even any signs with site information. The trail and graveyard aren't included on maps. There are concrete blocks with holes in them, showing evidence of an old fence around the perimeter of the graveyard.

The Crabbes were a family which owned a thriving cranberry business until the state bought Double Trouble in 1964, leasing out some of the bogs and turning the rest into a hikable, touristy area.

In 1904, Edward Crabbe became Double Trouble's new owner. His family has worked there prior to them taking ownership. In 1909 the entire area became the Double Trouble (cranberry) Company. From 1910-1925, under Crabbe's leadership, the already existing lumbering business was gradually phased out and 225 acres of cranberry vines were planted between 1910 and 1925. I took an awesome tour of the entire site of the business and it is totally worth to take the time to see what the cranberry business was like back in the day. The whole operation has been restored and it is like traveling back in time.

You can get some info and pictures here: (visit link)

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Active

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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