Brookdale Reformed Churchyard

Photo added by Nikita Barlow

Brookdale Reformed Churchyard

Also known as Stone House Plains Dutch Reformed Churchyard

10 Bellevue Avenue
Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, 07003 USA
Memorials 262 added (66% photographed)


Brookdale Reformed Church and its burial ground are located on the picturesque northeastern edge of Bloomfield's Brookdale Park, near the intersection of Broad Street and Bellevue Avenue, in an area which was known as Stone House Plains during the Colonial and Early American Eras. In 1795 a congregation was established here to meet the needs of long-established local families like the Van Giesens and the Garrabrants, who had previously journeyed to Belleville and Passaic to attend Dutch Reformed Church services. Originally known as the "Stone House Plains Dutch Reformed Church", services were also conducted in English, attracting worshippers of non-Dutch descent. With the passage of time and the changing of geographic place names, the faith community became known as the Brookdale Reformed Church. The churchyard, which can be seen at left in the Barlow photo, includes a Methodist section which dates from the 1820's.


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GPS Coordinates: 40.8372002, -74.1875000

  • Added: 16 Sep 2002
  • Find a Grave Cemetery: #1580212