Historic Delaware Cemetery map restored

Delaware supervisors Robert Luciano and Tom Ryan, Tom Whitter of the Cemetery board, and Supervisor Ted Parsell.

A cracked, yellowing map of the Delaware Cemetery, dating to the late 1800s has been restored, framed, and presented to Delaware Township Supervisors, for public enjoyment.

The map had been rolled up in a cardboard tube and stored for years in the homes of different officers of the cemetery board. The map had been glued to a piece of linen to keep it held together.

It was restored by Barry and Hillary Anthony, owners of Books and Prints in Milford.

It was presented to the board by Laura DeGraaf and Tom Whitter, representing the Delaware Cemetery, “That little piece of land at the intersection of Routes 209 and 739, where many of our ancestors rest in peace,” DeGraaf said.

A long hidden and nearly forgotten Civil War era potter’s field was uncovered and dedicated there last year.

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