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(973) 948-3520

133 Route 645
Sandyston, NJ  07826

Sandyston Township Historical Society

Sandyston Township Historian

Patte Haggerty Frato, Township Historan


STHS Board of Trustees

Patte Haggerty Frato, President

Jo-Ann Williamson, Vice-President

Jeff Walter, Secretary

Amanda Lobban, Treasurer

John DePue

Keith Utter

Allison Shaffer

Erma Gormley

Wendy MacDonald

Carol Ayers 

 The Sandyston Township Historical Society has been organized to discover and preserve the history, environment and architecture of Sandyston Township and to educate the public and foster an appreciation of our unique local heritage. Our society welcomes donations of all types relating to the past history of Sandyston Township. Photos, ledgers, deeds, diaries, newspaper articles, marriage certificates, bibles, school memorbilia are just a few things that will tell the story of Sandyston's past.

Cemeteries in Sandyston

Cemeteries in Sandyston Township

Hainesville Cemetery (Shaytown Burial Ground)
Layton Cemetery
Bevans Cemetery
Mettler Cemetery
Ancient Minisink Burial Ground/Old Gumaer Cemetery
If you need information on the location of any of the above cemeteries or help finding people buried there, please contact Patte Haggerty Frato, President/Township Historian.

Sandyston Surnames

Sandyston is a beautiful old town with a lot of history. Listed below are just some of the family names that are connected to Sandyston Township: Ayers, Bell, Hursh, Hotalen, Cortright, Myers, Aber, Heater, Raser, Kyte, DePue, Smith, Bevans, Layton, Shay, Stivers, Skellenger, Ellett, VanSickle, VanAuken, Lantz, Cole, Snable, Stoll, Mettler, Gumaer, Jager, Vanness, Snook, Lawson, DeGroat, Perry, Kent, Decker, Rutan, Grau, Young, Everitt, Carmer, Bugsbee, Rosenkrans, Lundy, Warner, Major, Clark, Angle, Bell, Drake, Conklin, Compton, McKeeby, Utter, Coursen, Gunn, Black, Howell, Westbrook, Armstrong, Hartrim, Morris, Owen, Sigler, Newell, Rundle, Shafer, Ogden, Merring, VanEtten, Westbrook, Armstrong, Emery, Loder, Ennis to name a few!

Sandyston Hometown Hero Banner Program

The Sandyston Hometown Hero Program was created for paying tribute and honoring soldiers who are originally from Sandyston or who currently reside from Sandyston and who are active military personnel or veterans that have served this nation in any branch of our Armed Forces.  

A 24" x 38" banner can be purchased to be displayed on various lamp posts in Sandyston Township.  The Hometown Hero Banners will be displayed fro lamp posts or light posts with a photo of their soldier in uniform, their name and armed service branch placed underneath their photo.

The Hometown Hero Banners can remind all Sandyston residents and visitors passing through Sandyston of our hometown heroes that have served or are serving our country,and the sacrifices each have made, who deserve our respect and gratitude.

Click here for the application.

Sandyston Has Heart - 14th Year


Nan Horsfield Archives

The Sandyston Township Historical Society is thankful for the many donations we have received throughout the years. Our society collection includes the Nan Horsfield Archives and many donations received from generous donors.
We look forward to seeing you and helping with your historical and genealogical research.