Cemetery: Valley Friends Meeting Burial Ground (concern is for area outside cemetery walls)
Other: Rehobeth--L. Walker, fist owner, allowed Quaker burials on his property in the late 1690\\\'s
Street: Oppostie 1120 Old Eagle School Rd
City: Wayne (Post Office mailing address)
County: Chester County
Nation: United States
Zip: 19087 (Mailing zipcode)
Features: Maintained cemetery is mowed; boarder of trees. Abandoned ares is overgrown with trees, undergrowth.
Gravestones: 1355 plus, burials
Oldest: lae 1690\\\'s
Newest: In maintained cemetery, August, 2012
Availability: Walker family; Burial Accounts, 1800-1887 (manuscript kept by gravediggers, Archives, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. Tredyffrin-Easttown History Quarterly, 1941 (2 consecutive issues), T-E Historical Society.
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Surnames: Ganges, Richards, Stephens, Thomas, Walker. Many others are listed in Burial Accounts, 1800-1877, T-E Historical Society burial lists. Other than Ganges, names listed here are founding families of Tredyffrin Township. L. Walker & descendants owned the property from wich the cemetery was donated, from late 1690\\\'s to 1939. Ganges (11 burials) are of the Ganges Africans group, brought to U.S. for slave trade, freed in 1800.
Other_Information: The cemetery contains too many burials to fit the currently demarcated site. There\\\'s strong evidence of burials outside the current walls. These are endangered by an impending Township zoning change that will allow high density housing on the site. This cemetery is one of the earliest that allowed African-American burials (there are over 70) and contains 300 Continental soldiers who died at Valley Friends Meeting during Washington\\\'s 1777-78 Winger Encampment at Valley Forge. Unless protected, the burials outside the maintained cemetery will probably destroyed.
Contacted: Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; National Parks Service; Valley Friends Meeting
Support: Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors:
Evelyn Richter erichter@tredyffrin
Name: Richard Kunin