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Mount Holly Cemetery
Burlington County, New Jersey

Ridgeway Street, Mount Holly NJ

Lat: 40° 00' 05"N, Lon: 74° 47' 11"W

Submitted by Elwood B Fritter, Jun 18, 2003 [efritter@verizon.net] . Total records = 6,669.

Directions: From the NJ Turnpike Exit 5, turn right, which is eastward, on to County Rt 541. It is approximately 2 miles to the town of Mt Holly. At the edge of town there is a lot of commercial places, i.e. McDonalds, Burger King, Texaco, etc. On the left hand side is the "Fairgrounds Plaza" anchored by an Acme Store. After passing the plaza at the first traffic light go six streets (left hand side) and turn left onto Ridgeway. Go three blocks and the cemetery will be on the left. There is only one entrance.

The cemetery was established in 1871 and is still in use. It has approximately 10,000 sites. There are many grave stones that are unreadable and a number of them predate 1871, so perhaps that was when it was formally named.

There are many stones that are worn smooth and many are damaged by vandals. Indications are there are many without any markers whatsoever, based on the sunken nature of the site. The town of Mt Holly is around 10,700 population. The cemetery does not have a street number, however, the Ridgeway St is only four blocks long.

The names were collected by my walking and reading all stones that could be read, in June of 2003. Sexton records were of little use, they do not have birth and death dates.

- Elwood B Fritter

WWI = World War I Vet
WWII = World War II Vet
ROK = Korean Vet
VN = Vietnam Vet
GAR = Grand Army of the Republic (Union Army)
A1, A2, Etc = Grave site location

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