Friday, October 2, 2009

The Gravelly Graveyard

The Gravelly Graveyard, also known as The Old Wooley Cemetery,or the Metedeconk Burying Ground is a 100 x 100 lot according to the sign posted before you get to the cemetery. I want to call it sweet, although that is not a good description of a cemetery. It is surrounded by a white picket fence. There is a gate that seems to welcome you in. You can read a marker that lists all the residents of the cemetery that can be identified. This is the oldest cemetery in Brick, New Jersey.

My brother in law told me that the local story is the first person buried there was a man that was found washed up on the river bank and his pockets were very heavy with gravel. They didn’t know who he was so they buried him right there where he was found. It was not meant to be a cemetery at first but about 75 people are buried there.

It is listed on Find A Grave , and

1 comment:

Dorene from Ohio said...

What an interesting cemetery story!

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