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Smith's Meeting House Cemetery - Port Republic, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 31.117 W 074° 29.708
18S E 543396 N 4374452
Quick Description: Off to the side of a road, up a small hill and through a clearing you will happen upon a historical sign which marks this location. Walk further still and you will see a cemetery. Most of the graves are from the Revolutionary War era.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2008 5:38:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM4HKC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
Views: 35

Long Description:
This is only the second ever official NJ historic marker I have ever found. Like the other one in Haddonfield, this one is also from the 30's and was posted by the New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.

There are about 75 to 85 graves. Most of them are unreadable. Some are in a "special" section with metal bar fencing surrounding it. There is a separate stone memorial for the Revolutionary War as well as a marker for the erstwhile Meeting House which once stood here.

I am about 99% sure, based on the D.A.R website and seeing other similar signs with confirmed dates on the internet, this marker was placed just before 1940.
Marker Name: Smith's Meeting House

Marker Type: Official NJ State

Marker text:
Smith's Meeting House. Built by Micajah Smith about 1800. Named Methodist Union Chapel at Blackman's Mills when incorporated in 1837. Micajah, John Van Sant, privateer captains and Jonas Morse and James Bell Revolutionary soldiers are buried in the church yard.

Dedication Date: 01/01/1939

City: Port Republic

County: Burlington

Group responsible for placement: New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites

Web Link: [Web Link]

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