Description: Eglington Cemetery is the oldest (still in continuous operation) cemetery in the United States. Originally the land was set apart as a cemetery by John Eglington in his last will and testament in 1776. When the original plot of ground was filled, an association was formed, and granted a charter by the NJ State Legislature in 1869 to purchase additional land. [This charter was given to David Gill, and was later run by his grandson, Thoburn Sickler]. In 1970 the Garden State Cemetery Society purchased the cemetery (they are the owners of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Mount Royal). The original entrance was changed from Cohawkin Road to its present entrance on King's Highway near the original Eglington family burial ground.