The Princeton Cemetery wishes to congratulate Eagle Scout Philip Trevisan for achieving the highest advancement rank in the Boy Scouts of America with his project with the cemetery. The results of this project can be found on this website on the menu option to the right: Selected Biographies.
The Court of Honor recognizing this achievement was held January 9, 2016 at Nassau Presbyterian Church.
Established in 1757, the Princeton Cemetery is owned and operated by the Nassau Presbyterian Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church) and is located near the center of town. It is still an active graveyard and welcomes inquiries for burials in a grave, the columbaria or the Pardee Memorial Garden. The inclusive, non-denominational character of the Cemetery continues, and interment has never been restricted to Church members and their families.
The Princeton Cemetery is a unique burial ground. Our cemetery is the final resting place for a President and a Vice President of the United States, most of the Presidents of the College of New Jersey/Princeton University and the Princeton Theological Seminary. Scattered throughout the cemetery are the graves of soldiers beginning with the Revolutionary War, professors, politicians, musicians, scientists, business executives, writers, a Nobel Laureate, a winner of Pulitzer Prizes as well as those who have called the Princeton area home. Take your time and enjoy the rich history of America captured here, and a small town’s place in that history.