The database of cemetery listings below is provided courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and mass-doc.com. This database is a work in progress and continually updated.
The GNIS is comprised of all geographic names for all known places, features, and areas in the Unites States that are identified by a proper name. Each feature is located by State, county, and geographic coordinates; and referenced to the appropriate 1:24,000-scale U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map on which it is shown.
Instructions - Following a link to a cemetery name below will bring you to a GNIS site which will show (1) a detail report on the left side of the page and (2) a choice of maps on the right side of the page, including the USGS National Map, the GNIS in Google Map, Terrafly (very cool!), Topozone, Terraserver, Tiger Map and Watersheds. Each map style has good and bad points. Depending what you're looking for, each map style offers terrific information.
A total of 131 cemeteries for Essex County are listed. Please understand this directory is by no means meant to be an all inclusive directory of all cemeteries in Essex County. As time and work progresses by the staff at GNIS, the data will be more inclusive.
To learn more about how this cemetery directory was developed, visit the GNIS.
Click the cemetery name for details and to access map services. Please Note: The USGS map location on the right hand side of this page usually is named for the most prominent feature within the bounds of the map, which frequently is a community. Please note that although the cemetery location name listed on the map may be named after a prominent community, it does not indicate that the cemetery is “in” that community. The standard topographic map location names are in most cases a 7.5 minutes by 7.5 minutes box, covering approximately 60 square miles.
Also, this database does not maintain information on individuals or their history or interments, although it often assists genealogists by locating obscure or historical churches, cemeteries, or communities. For this information, we suggest contacting the cemetery office or the administering organization of the cemetery.