Jordantown Baptist Church Burial Ground - Auburn, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NJBiblio
N 39° 42.643 W 075° 22.398
18S E 468001 N 4395717
Quick Description: Eagle Scout Matt Smick took this old, "abandoned" cemetery and made it beautiful again.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2010 7:43:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM9D71
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CO Admin
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Long Description:
The Jordantown Baptist Church was constructed in 1771, and part of the grounds was used as a burying ground. today, the church has long since disappeared, but about 45 of the graves remain. For many years, this cemetery sat long forgotten on the side of CR 551 in the middle of corn fields. On October 4, 2003, Matt Smick and the members of Troop 33 worked to trim the grounds, reset some stones, and being this cemetery back to a respectable condition "to honor those brave men and women who settled and raised their families here in Salem County."
Name of Eagle Scout: Matt Smick

Project Completion Date: 10/4/2003

Troop Number: Troop 33

Troop Location: Not listed

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