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About Us


A sanctuary of peace, respect and dignity for Sussex County's residents.

Spanning three centuries of perpetual care

The Deckertown Union Cemetery Association was founded in 1872. However, the existence of a cemetery on the site -- the former Papakating Cemetery -- dates back to the late 1700s.

By the latter part of the 20th Century, large portions of the Deckertown Union Cemetery had become overgrown and had fallen into a general state of disrepair. 

Today, with a newly-formed Association and with assistance from local businesses, community leaders and volunteers, Deckertown Union Cemetery has been almost fully-restored. Continued restoration efforts are currently underway. With an emphasis on community pride and values, we strive to maintain the cemetery as a sanctuary of peace, respect and dignity for our county's residents.

A final resting place for our nation's heroes

Deckertown Union Cemetery is proud to be the chosen final resting place for many of Sussex County's war-time and peace-time veterans. Servicemen from the American Revolutionary War, War of 1812,  American Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and Vietnam War are buried on our grounds.

In the days preceding Memorial Day, American flags are placed on the grave of each man and woman who served in our Armed Forces.  

Deckertown Union Cemetery is a non-denominational cemetery. We welcome people and families of all faiths and religions. Our grounds have been blessed by various clergy from a wide range of faiths.

Welcoming all faiths and religions
Cemetery Hours

Deckertown Union Cemetery is open year-round from dawn to dusk. 

Office Hours

We can be reached from 9AM to 4PM Monday thru Friday and from 9AM to noon on Saturdays.

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