Hanover Township Landmark Commission

1000 NJ-10 * Hanover * NJ 07981

Among the Hanover Township Landmark Commission’s jobs is to restore and repair historic gravestones, like those in the famous Whippany Burying Yard. Preserving the oldest cemetery in northern New Jersey, which dates back to 1718, is the Commission’s pride and joy. Whippany was the first village established in Morris County, so this is where a number of the county’s firsts establishments happened, like the first school, the first church, the first military company and the first industry (the “Old Iron Works” iron forge).

The Hanover Landmark Commission holds exhibits in the Municipal Building and conducts special historical seminars throughout the year.

Of Special Note:

• The Whippany Burying Yard is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and is also a “Town Designated Landmark Site”
• Whippany dates back to 1676 and was first settled in 1685
• A number of famous men visited Hanover Township during the Revolutionary War, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Benedict Arnold, and Generals Rochambeau and Lafayette

Download the Whippany Burying Yard self-guided walking tour

 


Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 lbensley@morristourism.org