On Saturday, October 2nd at 2 pm, Quakertown Friends Meeting will hold a dedication ceremony for an historic marker that honors the Nixon Cemetery, a burial site for non-Quakers that the Meeting offered to the community in the mid-1700s. The sign also acknowledges the now forgotten site, across the road, of a former cemetery for enslaved Africans, also founded in the mid-1700s, but destroyed before the 1880s. The dedication ceremony will include several speakers. Talks will encompass the history of the two cemetery sites, the importance of preserving cemeteries, and remembrances of the deceased.
The Nixon Cemetery has no exact address and is located on Croton Road (Route 579), a half mile south of the village of Quakertown. Please use 1159 or 1161 Croton Road, Pittstown NJ for GPS directions. Parking will be available.
Join Quakertown Friends for refreshments afterwards a half mile away at the First Day School, next from the Meetinghouse at 290 White Bridge Rd (at the intersection of Quakertown Rd/County Route 579). The Meetinghouse will be open for tours. Contact Marty Campanelli at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Any CDC Covid restrictions in effect at the time will apply, such as wearing masks, standing a distance apart, etc. Refreshments at the First Day School may be outdoors if necessary.