Elizabeth

greetingsIn 1664, the lands that would make up Elizabeth, NJ, were purchased from the Native American Indians by a group of men from Long Island known as the Elizabethtown Associates. Chartered as a borough in 1740 and 1789, Elizabeth became a city in 1855.

City of Elizabeth
Elizabeth City Hall
50 East Winfield Scott Plaza
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
City of Elizabeth official site

Books

greystone Cemeteries

  • B’Nai Israel Cemetery, 111 Edgewood Rd., Elizabeth, NJ 07208
  • B’Nai Jeshurun Cemetery Association, 1334 Carrington St., Elizabeth, NJ 07208
  • Evergreen Cemetery, see Hillside
  • First Presbyterian Church, 42 Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ 07201. See Inscriptions on Tombstones and Monuments in the Burying Grounds of the First Presbyterian Church and St. Johns Church at Elizabeth, New Jersey 1664-1892, compiled by William Ogden Wheeler and Edmund Drake Halsey (1892); pages online: Part I, Part II, Part III; also Audrey Shields Hancock web page for this cemetery
  • Linden Park Cemetery, Elizabeth, NJ
  • Rosemont Memorial Park, 1109 Neck Ln., Elizabeth, NJ, 07207. In business since 1953. Cemetery records housed on-site and available for searches. Staff available for assistance.
  • St. John’s Churchyard. See Inscriptions on Tombstones and Monuments in the Burying Grounds of the First Presbyterian Church and St. Johns Church at Elizabeth, New Jersey 1664-1892, compiled by William Ogden Wheeler and Edmund Drake Halsey (1892)
  • St Mary’s of the Assumption, Lidgerwood Ave., Elizabeth, NJ. Extractions from handwritten records on microfilm, burials 1849-1859, 1860-1898.

1stpresHistoric Sites & Museums

  • Belcher-Ogden Mansion, 1046 E. Jersey Ave., Elizabeth, NJ 07201. Restored Georgian mansion and colonial meeting place.
  • Bonnell House, 1045 East Jersey St., Elizabeth, NJ 07201. Oldest house in Elizabeth (circa 1682). Historical Society of Elizabeth, NJ.
  • Boxwood Hall State Historic Site, 1073 E. Jersey St., Elizabeth, NJ 07201. Home of Elias Boudinot, president of the Continental Congress.
  • First Presbyterian Church, 42 Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ 07201. Colonial church, cemetery, and museum. Includes 17-foot monument to James and Hannah Caldwell, killed during Revolutionary War.

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