The Whippany Burying Yard

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

The Whippany Burying Yard, established in 1718, is the oldest cemetery in Morris County. The two-acre graveyard has 450 gravestones. Eleven Revolutionary War soldiers, several Civil War soldiers and a few veterans of the French and Indian War are interred here, along with members of prominent local families who lived around Whippany, the first established village in Morris County.

This is the final resting place of both Colonel Joseph Tuttle, commander of the Morris County Militia, and Abraham Kitchel, an early settler, who became original Morris County judges.

Of Special Note:
• Whippany dates back to 1676 and was first settled in 1685
• The Burying Yard is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places

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!
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Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
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