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
Sign: Yes
Street: Oppostie 1120 Old Eagle School Rd
City: Wayne (Post Office mailing address)
Township: tredyffrin
County: Chester County
State: Pennsylvania
Nation: United States
Zip: 19087 (Mailing zipcode)
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long_ew: W
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Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions:
Type: Road-public
Location: Surburban
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: Yes
Features: Maintained cemetery is mowed; boarder of trees. Abandoned ares is overgrown with trees, undergrowth.
Property: Private
Access: Permission-required
Enclosure: Wall
Gate: Non-locking
Established: 1690\\\'s
Gravestones: 1355 plus, burials
Oldest: lae 1690\\\'s
Newest: In maintained cemetery, August, 2012
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: Unsure
Methods:
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Yes
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
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.
Landscaping: Yes
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: Yes
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: No
Marble: Yes
Native: Unsure
Slate: Unsure
Others: Unsure
Wood: No
Materials: No
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: No
Plants: No
Photos: No
Religious: No
Scrollwork: No
Urns: No
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: No
Toppled: No
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Weather: Unknown
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: No
Report:
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Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Good
Problem1: Encroachment
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Private
Use: Dumping
Bordering: Woods
Change: Unknown
Reason:
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: No
Habitat: Yes
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:
Michelle H. Kichline, Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John P. DiBuonaventuro, Vice Chair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Olson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Philip Donahue This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael C. Heaberg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kristen K. Mayock This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Evelyn Richter erichter@tredyffrin

Name: Richard Kunin
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