Memory Garden 18 - Old Clove Cemetery - The Beautiful Beyond

Memory Garden 18

Old Clove Cemetery, Wantage,   NJ


Est. pre-1820

This small cemetery broke my heart.  We drove past it and turned around.  My husband was very leery of me going into it.  It was so terribly overgrown that my feet and legs actually sunk down in the foliage past my ankles.  So many stones were broken and just destroyed.   There were flags out, so someone must be coming here, but I was shocked to find such a historic burial ground so disregard.  

This cemetery sits on a hill, the top back seemed much clearer, and in better repair.  Across the street is the Old Clove Church that was associated with the parishioners buried here.  Further up the road is the Clove Cemetery found in 1870.  They obviously needed more room, by why abandon the care of this one?   


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