The First Presbyterian Church of Rockaway, NJ is home to one on New Jersey's many historic cemeteries. Believed to be the site of an old Native American burial ground, The Historic Cemetery of First Presbyterian Church is a wonderful place to visit. The history of this location is rich, full of stories that depict the decision of early families to use this land as a burial site, tales of how and why an attempt to organize a church in 1749 failed and even stories of the success and growth of this church, despite the bleak history of it being on a burial ground.
When you roam this graveyard, reading the tombstones of people who have passed, you will gain a sense of life in the 1720s and 30s. Cemetery caretaker Robert Nichols takes pride in his knowledge of this cemetery. He knows that this location is full of knowledge, memories and items from the past and loves to see people walking around.