The Whippany Burying Yard

1000 NJ-10 * Whippany * NJ 07981 Sunrise to Sunset all year

The Whippany Burying Yard on Route 10, established in 1718, is the oldest cemetery in Morris County, New Jersey. There are eleven Revolutionary War soldiers, some soldiers who fought in the Civil War, and people from prominent families in what was the original Hanover Township. Among the citizens buried there are Colonel Joseph Tuttle, commander of the Morris County Militia, and Abraham Kitchel, an early settler, and both original judges of Morris County. The Burying Yard has been placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and was established as a “Township Designated Landmark Site.”

Download the Whippany Burying Yard self-guided walking tour

Of Special Note:

  • Download the self-guided tour brochure (above) to enhance your visit                              
  • Note the many interesting examples of tombstone art                             
  • Park at 301 Route 10 East/J&R Tobacco and walk west to the graveyard
  • Watch a video about the WBY:

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