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Clinton Cemetery

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Clinton Cemetery
195 Union Avenue
Irvington, New Jersey
CountryUnited States
Coordinates40°43′44″N 74°14′02″W / 40.728822°N 74.233985°W / 40.728822; -74.233985
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Typenon-sectarian private
Size10.5 acres (4.2 ha)
No. of graves11,000

Clinton Cemetery is cemetery in Irvington, Essex County, New Jersey. The non-sectarian lot-owner owned cemetery comprises 10.5 acres (4.2 ha) near Union Avenue and Lyons Avenue; the Elizabeth River lies at its western boundary. There have been approximately 11,000 burials.


Early map of Clinton Cemetery showing Elizabeth River

Clinton Cemetery Association was founded on Feb 28, 1844. At the time Irvington was beginning to form as Camptown, an unincorporated village in the no-longer extant Clinton Township. In 1852 Camptown's name was changed to Irvington.[1][2] An 1889 report of the Department of Health of the State of New Jersey found with respect to the township of Clinton: "There are two cemeteries, or burial-places, in the township — Clinton cemetery, in the village and upon the banks of Elizabeth river, and Newark potter's field, down in the salt meadow section".[3] Purchases of ground between 1856 and 1928 expanded the cemetery to its present size.[4]

In 2010, Clinton Cemetery was the site of two sexual assaults conducted by the same man several months apart; the offender was captured by police in the cemetery on the second occasion.[5]

Notable burials[edit]

  • More than 500 veterans, including two from the American Revolutionary War and many from the American Civil War.[6]
  • Four mayors of Irvington: John V. Cleve, James Mortland, Edward Folsom, William L. Glorieux[4]
  • Amos J. Cummings (1838 – 1902), United States Representative from New York [7][8]
  • Cyrus Durand Chapman (1856–1918), American artist, inventor, architect, first director Bureau of Engraving and Printing[4]
  • Joseph E. Haynes (1826–1897), 20th Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, 1884–1894.


  1. "History and Tradition". Clinton Cemetery Association. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  2. "Clinton Cemetery Association". newarkcemeteries.com. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  3. Annual report of the Department of Health of the State of New Jersey, 1888-89 (1889), p. 258.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Irvington Environmental Conservation and Improvement Commission (December 1971). "Clinton Cemetery Irvington New Jersey" (PDF). www.usbiographies.org. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  5. Friedman, Alexi (June 15, 2010). "Montclair man is charged with sexually assaulting two Newark women while posing as cop". The Star-Ledger.
  6. "CLINTON (IRVINGTON) Cemetery - Essex County, New Jersey - Burial & Family History Records". newjerseycivilwargravestones.org. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  7. "Burial at Irvington" (PDF). The New York Times. May 7, 1902. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  8. Cummings, Amos Jay (18 May 2011). "A Remarkable Curiosity". University Press of Colorado. Retrieved 16 February 2018 – via Google Books.

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