Mercer Cemetery

The Mercer Cemetery in Trenton, NJ, was created in the 1840s. There were few new internments after the 1930s. Unlike the Riverview Cemetery, which is still active, no one has been buried in Mercer since 1973. In the 1990s, the city spruced up the cemetery, but it became neglected, landscaping and maintenance was deferred, and conditions within the cemetery deteriorated. Fortunately, Trenton is now looking to rehabilitate the Mercer cemetery, beginning with a recent volunteer cleanup effort.

Source: TCM
Source: TCM
Source: TCM
Source: TCM
Source: TCM


    1. I have images of the Mercer Graveyard, located just a stone’s throw from Glenalmond College, Perthshire, Scotland. The gates are special with stone pillars, each with a sculpted Heron, carrying an eel in their beaks. Like your one, the graveyard has been neglected for some time, overgrown, and badly in need of maintenance.

      1877 burial enclosure of the Mercer family of Perth. Railed

      enclosure with 2 square, coped gatepiers bearing tablets

      inscribed with information relating to the Mercer family

      history. Original finials of storks holding sea serpents

      restored 1983.

  1. I would very much like to gain access and to find my relatives gravesites. P.S. cleaning up messes is a hobby of mine and I would love to help out

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