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Union Cemetery

Posted by Stu On May - 20 - 2005

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This cemetery’s location and its condition are what make it so interesting. It can be found in Wyckoff, just off a main road. There’s a sign for the cemetery right along the road, but it’s actually much further back. We walked down the trail and past 3 or 4 houses before actually reaching it. And we were in shock by its appearance:

That’s the view of the graveyard from the fence. Nearly the entire place is overgrown with mostly oak saplings. One entire section of graves was completely inaccessible. The path through the place disappeared before us. About a third of the stones are broken or toppled over, the ones we could see anyway.

Many of the graves are older, but the newest we saw was 1932. I have no idea why the cemetery has been allowed to fall into such bad shape.

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