Bergen County Historical Society
French Huguenot – Demarest Cemetery
located in New Milford, New Jersey
This cemetery was inventoried by New Milford Girl Scout Troop 52 in 2002. The cemetery is located behind the New Milford Boro Hall, 930 River Road. (See map below.) Also referred to as the French Burying Ground. Many residents from New Bridge are buried here including John J. Zabriskie who lived at the Steuben House and was crushed in the tidewheel at age 25 in 1793.

Our webpage on the Demarest House Museum provides a history on the vicinity of the cemetery. Also see map below.

I scanned the inscription pages of the tombstones to searchable pdfs and a few of the actual inventory pages. The Girl Scouts have it divided into Binder 1 and Binder 2.

Full copies are reported to be available at the New Milford Public Library, the Bergen County Cultural and Historic Preservation Commission, Hackensack, NJ and the Blauvelt-Demarest Family Foundation, Oradell, NJ. The full copies would include every inventory page, however that info is condensed into the inscription pages in Binder 1 & 2 pdfs.

Girl Scout Troop 52 received a well-deserved Historic Preservation Commendation Award from the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board in 2003.

Click here for the American Legion Map of the Huguenot Cemetery.

Click here for the 1902/1908 Tombstone Inscriptions of the French Burying Ground by John Neafie. Someone highlighted quite a few of the names on this copy, for unknown reasons.

This is a work in progress, please contact me with additional information. We were able to provide a tour of the cemetery in Oct 2010, look on events page for future schedule in Oct 2011. I would like to thank Ann Subrizi for providing to access to a copy of the inventory -- to post on this website. Note: the cemetery is nicely maintained.

French Huguenot – Demarest Cemetery Photo by D. Powell, 2008

Regards,
Deborah Powell,
BCHS Past President

THe Steuben House still stands on its original location.

Photo of the Demarest House when located in New Milford.