New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

Historic Grave in a Parking Lot

On your trip to the Loews Cineplex, you may spy a walled-in structure in the parking lot. That would be the grave of Mary Ellis, who died in 1828. This area was a part of the forest when she was buried here. The grave is seven feet above the level of the parking lot, which was the original ground level before it was regraded for commercial development.

According to folklore, Mary was a spinster. Once she was seduced by a visiting sea captain. He promised he would return and marry her. The site where she is buried is the supposed spot she would stand and look out for the return of his ship on the Raritan River.

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Historic Grave in a Parking Lot