Haddonfield Friends Cemetery - Haddonfield Historic District - Haddonfield, NJ
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N 39° 54.003 W 075° 01.966
18S E 497198 N 4416664
Quick Description: Huge, spacious and very scenic burial ground in front of this historic meeting house. The town's first resident, Elizabeth Haddon is buried here.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2010 10:55:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM8WR2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

One of the few contributing, non-structure contributors. The markers are pretty much like all the other friends burial grounds in the county as well as the region. Small, polished white stone, rounded at the top with the name of the interred also inscribed on the top are what you will find here. Haddonfield Friends' is on on Haddon Avenue between Lake Street and Kings Highway. This huge, valuable patch of land takes up the equivalent of a city block (check it out on Google Earth.)

The cemetery is surrounded by part black wrought iron fencing with the occasional gate to let in visitors and a capped brick wall which has since been stuccoed over. The main entrance is across form the front doors of the meetinghouse. The posted coordinates are for that entrance. I counted roughly 150 markers but it is anyones guess how many disappeared over time.

On October 18, 1913 Haddonfield and vicinity witnessed a great celebration of the town's bicentennial. As a result of that, the erection of a tablet to the memory of Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh was recognized in the Friends Cemetery. That still hangs on the tree today and is visible from N. Haddon Avenue

For a more detailed and informed physical description of this site, I have added the narrative from the original nomination form sent to me by John P. Byrne, National Register Database Manager (John_Byrne@nps.gov), Department of the Interior. This narrative was created March 16, 1979, mailed in to Washington, D.C. and evaluated April 18, 1980 and finally approved on July 21, 1982. Thanks to this designation and the efforts of the community to stop developers in the early 70s, Haddonfield is permanently protected and is one of the best example of an intact Colonial America, this site home to the original residents of that time.

Friends Cemetery - Below the fire house, on same side, is the Haddon Avenue entrance to the Friends Cemetery. It is enclosed with a brick wall, iron gates. At the site is an old buttonwood tree which has a sign reading that Elizabeth Haddon, founder of Haddonfield in 1713, has been buried here. --- National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Haddonfield Historic District Nomination Form

If you have half a mind to explore this waymark and the hundreds of others in this historic area, go to this WEBSITE, you will see where all the free parking in town is located as well as all the other historical areas. There is as much meter-free parking as one would need in this area. This is a residential part of the historic district and as far removed from the main area as anywhere else within the boundary.

If you are interested in learning more about this well-preserved historic district, you are encouraged to visit their WEBSITE.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Haddonfield Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

N. Haddon Avenue Haddonfield, NJ 08033

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Other (Please explain in the Private Message field)

Optional link to narrative or database: Not listed

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