Endangered Pennsylvania Cemetery Reports

Endangered Pennsylvania Cemetery Reports (61)

Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:50

Cox Cemetery, Greene County, Pennsylvania

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Cemetery: Cox Cemetery

Other:

Sign: No

Street:

City: Clarksville

Township: Morgan?

County: Greene

State: PA

Nation: USA

Zip:

lat_ns: N

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lat_mmss: 39.96508

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Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: Located south of Clarksville, in the woods north of Castile Run Road and east of Miles Road, southeast of the pipeline right-of-way. The cemetery is in a rather remote and difficult-to-find location and is now very overgrown and in poor condition.

Type: Road-public

Location: Rural

Terrain: Level

Watersource:

Features: The cemetery is in a rather remote and difficult-to-find location and is now very overgrown and in poor condition. It appears to have been neglected for many years. Many of the stones are down or damaged, and it is likely that a good number of stones have been lost over the years.

Property: Public

Access: Open

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established: 1802

Gravestones: 15

Oldest: 1802

Newest: 1890

Removed:

Relocated: Unsure

Repairs: Unsure

Methods:

Restoration: Unsure

Association: No

Records: Yes

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping: No

Paths: No

Trees: Unsure

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: No

Granite: Unsure

Marble: Unsure

Native: Yes

Slate: Unsure

Others: Unsure

Wood: Unsure

Materials: Unsure

Architectural: Unsure

Angels: Unsure

Draperies: Unsure

Fraternal: Unsure

Hands: Unsure

Lambs: Unsure

Monograms: Yes

Plants: Unsure

Photos: Unsure

Religious: Unsure

Scrollwork: Unsure

Urns: Unsure

Carvings: Unsure

Condition: Cemetery neglected

Unmarked: Unsure

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Unsure

Weather: Yes

Pollution: Unknown

Vandalized: No

Report:

VA1:

VA2:

VA3:

VA4:

VA5:

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging

GroundCover: Yes

Moss: Yes

Vines:

Drainage: Problem-Constant

Problem1:

Problem2:

Owner: Unknown

Use:

Bordering: Industrial

Change: Same

Reason:

Visited: Rarely

Archeology: No

Habitat: Unknown

Surnames: Bell, Case, Cox, Heaton, Rush, Turner

Other_Information: We would like to know who currently owns the property the cemetery is on. My husband\'s ancestors are buried there and we would like to take over control or buy the property in order to restore this lost cemetery as best we can. It is very remote and hard to get to and we are very saddened that our relatives have been forgotten. It also most likely has Historical significance due to the Rush and Turner names.

Contacted:

Support:

Name: Karen Largent

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Cemetery: Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery

Other: Old Hawthorn Cemetery

Sign: No

Street: Walker Flat Road

City: Half mile across bridge over Redbank Creek from Hawthorn Post Office in Clarion County, PA.

Township: Redbank Township

County: Armstrong County

State: Pennsylvania

Nation: USA

Zip:

lat_ns: N

lat_h: 41.

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long_ew: W

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Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: Walker Flat Road

Type: Road-public

Location: Surburban

Terrain: Hillside

Watersource: No

Features: Trees, weeds.

Property: Public

Access: Permission-required

Enclosure: Fence-Broken

Gate: None

Established: Unknown. First known burial 1839.

Gravestones: At least 35.

Oldest: 1839

Newest: 1915

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: No

Repairs: Yes

Methods: Other

Restoration: Unsure

Association: Unsure

Records: Unsure

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping: Unsure

Paths: Unsure

Trees: Unsure

Crypts: No

Fencing: Unsure

Brickwork: Unsure

Ironwork: Unsure

Sculpture: Unsure

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: Unsure

Granite: Unsure

Marble: Unsure

Native: Unsure

Slate: Unsure

Others: Unsure

Wood: No

Materials: Unsure

Architectural: Unsure

Angels: Unsure

Draperies: Unsure

Fraternal: Unsure

Hands: Yes

Lambs: Unsure

Monograms: Unsure

Plants: Yes

Photos: No

Religious: Unsure

Scrollwork: Unsure

Urns: No

Carvings: Unsure

Condition:

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Unsure

Weather: Unknown

Pollution: Unknown

Vandalized: Yes

Report: No

VA1: Gravestones-Overturned

VA2: Gravestones-Broken

VA3:

VA4:

VA5:

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing

Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing

Overgrowth4:

GroundCover: Yes

Moss:

Vines:

Drainage: Good

Problem1:

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: Unknown

Use:

Bordering: Residential

Change: Unknown

Reason:

Visited: Unknown

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Yes

Surnames: Barkley, Dovenspike, Flick, Houpt, Lankard, Lankerd, Miller, Mohney, Nolf, Painter, Rynard, Shelly, Shick, Shindledecker, Young.

Other_Information: This cemetery was mowed as late as 2010 as evidenced by photos posted on Find A Grave. As of October 2016, the cemetery is in an overgrown sad state due to lack of care.

Contacted:

Support:

Name: Grace Hickox

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Cemetery: Old Saltsburg Cemetery

Other: Old Presbyterian Graveyard

Sign: Yes

Street: Route 286

City: Saltsburg

Township: Conemaugh

County: Indiana

State: Pennsylvania

Nation: USA

Zip: 15681

lat_ns: N

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Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: Driving on route 286 North out of Saltsburg Borough, turn right into River Hall parking lot. Drive around to the rear of building and a white vinal fence has an opening with granite steps to enter the cemetery.

Type: Road-public

Location: Surburban

Terrain: Hillside

Watersource: No

Features: Many large cherry and oak trees through out the cemetery

Property: Public

Access: Open

Enclosure: Fence-Broken

Gate: None

Established: April 6, 1839

Gravestones: 100-300

Oldest: Nov. 16, 1811

Newest: July 2, 1876

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: No

Repairs: Yes

Methods: Other

Restoration: Yes

Association: No

Records: Unsure

Inventory: Yes

Availability: in process

Landscaping: No

Paths: Yes

Trees: Yes4

Crypts: Yes

Fencing: Yes

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: No

Granite: No

Marble: Yes

Native: Yes

Slate: Yes

Others: No

Wood: No

Materials: No

Architectural: No

Angels: No

Draperies: Yes

Fraternal: Yes

Hands: Yes

Lambs: Yes

Monograms: Yes

Plants: Yes

Photos: No

Religious: Yes

Scrollwork: Yes

Urns: No

Carvings: Yes

Condition: Cemetery vandalized

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Yes

Weather: Yes

Pollution: No

Vandalized: Yes

Report: No

VA1: Gravestones-Overturned

VA2: Gravestones-Broken

VA3:

VA4:

VA5: Graves-Desecrated

Overgrowth: None

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4:

GroundCover:

Moss:

Vines:

Drainage: Problem-Seasonal

Problem1:

Problem2:

Owner: Unknown

Use:

Bordering: Commercial

Change: Unknown

Reason:

Visited: Frequently

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Yes

Surnames: Allison, Anderson, Andre, Beatty, Bell, Blank, Bradley, Butterfield, Campbell, Carnahan, Carson, Cochrain, Elwood, English, Guthrie, Hawkins, Hughes, Jamison, Johnston, Kelly, Laughlin, Lemon, Lyons, Marshall, McCrea, McFarland, McKee, McLaughan, Milliron, Richey, Sandles, Sheerer, Smith, Sterett, Stewart, Stitsel, Trees, Unknown, Wiester, Wilson, Wyatt

Other_Information: This cemetery was abandon until 2015, when the local community cleaned all the overgrowth away and now in the process of funding the cost to reset all of the gravestones. It will take several years to complete all the repairs. Account opened at S&T Bank in Saltsburg for donations to cover repair costs. Conemaugh Township has agreed to maintain the cemetery semi-annually.

Contacted:

Support: Chuck Colton: Restoration Chair person. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Name: Chuck Colton

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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)
lat_ns: N
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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:
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
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.

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Evelyn Richter erichter@tredyffrin

Name: Richard Kunin
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Cemetery: Old Sunville Cemetery

 

Photos of the cemetery


Other:
Sign: No
Street: Wright Road - TR 607 Coordinates: 041º 32\\\' 57.0\\\" N. 079º 50\\\' 07.8\\\" W
City: Sunville
Township: Plum
County: Venango County
State: Pennsylvania
Nation: USA
Zip:
lat_ns: N
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Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: Follow the same directions as to Sunville Cemetery but turn onto Wright Road - TR 607 and go about 150 feet. The cemetery is in the trees along the right side of the road
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: Overgrown bushes and trees
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: abt 1850
Gravestones: 15
Oldest: 1858
Newest: 1912
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: Yes
Methods: Supports
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: Yes
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: No
Marble: Yes
Native: No
Slate: Yes
Others: Yes
Wood: No
Materials: No
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: Yes
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: No
Plants: Unsure
Photos: Unsure
Religious: Unsure
Scrollwork: Unsure
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover: Yes
Moss: Yes
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Good
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Woods
Change: Unknown
Reason: Roads
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Yes
Surnames: Battin, Foster, Grove, McAlevy, Walker
Other_Information:
Contacted: none
Support:
Name: Dusty Kennedy
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Saturday, 20 September 2014 18:40

Fairview Cemetery, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania

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Cemetery: FAIRVEIW CEMETERY
Other:
Sign: Yes
Street: 526 21st Avenue
City: Altoona
Township:
County: Blair
State: Pa.
Nation: United States
Zip: 16602
lat_ns: N
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Status: Abandoned
Size: Large
Directions: Hard to find due to lack of raod sign names and cemetery does not have any signing to tell you what cemetery it is.
Type: Road-public
Location: Urban
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features: unkept tress and grass and roadways. very poor condition for the area it is in.
Property: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: Non-locking
Established: i do not know this information
Gravestones: 18,000 ?
Oldest: Unknown
Newest: unknown but signs show none in the past few years or more
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: Unsure
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: Yes
Fencing: No
Brickwork: Yes
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: Yes
Fountains: No
Roads: Yes
Buildings: Yes
Cement: Yes
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Unsure
Slate: Unsure
Others: Yes
Wood: Unsure
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Yes
Angels: Yes
Draperies: Yes
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: Yes
Lambs: Yes
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Yes
Photos: Unsure
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Unsure
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery vandalized
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: No
Vandalized: Yes
Report: Yes
VA1: Gravestones-Overturned
VA2: Gravestones-Broken
VA3:
VA4:
VA5: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Problem-Constant
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Residential
Change: Unknown
Reason: Roads
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: No
Surnames: Unknown of all names. There is to be 18,000 plus people buried in this cemetery. Horrible conditions to get in and around inside it. Perimeter steel or iron fencing in horrble condition road ways somewhat untravelable. Alot of vandalism.
Other_Information: Parts of perimeter fencing missing or bent or torn down, roadways heaved up and untravelable by motor vehicle, stones and or markers damaged by vandals and some by ground errosion. Poor landscpaing duties to include mowing and weed eating. Unfinished blown down tree removal. Majority of the problem is vandals. Upon speaking with the woman who is to be runnning this place, she seems like she doesn\\\'t want to do anything more about the vandalism problem going on. I was told \\\" we have notfied police and that\\\'s about it\\\" I noticed 2 small benches tthat have new wood on them to sit on but the rest of the cemetery is in horrble shape. It does not look like any mo ies are being spent to take care of this palce or anything being done about the vandalism. Every time some calls this place, there is almost NOONE answering phones or returning phone call messages left on the answering machine.
Contacted: The Cemetery Office itself.
Support: Unknown. I cannot find any other information on this cemetery.
Name: Chad Hallman
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Cemetery: Sims
Other:
Sign: Yes
Street: private home but residents are ok with idying cemetery in their back yard with Sims buried there per headstones
City: lancaster<sc
Township:
County: lancaster County,
State: SC
Nation: USA
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h:
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long_ew: W
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Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: Cimmeron Rd is near the site
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: wwooded/leaves
Property: Private
Access: Permission-required
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: 1878
Gravestones: 2
Oldest: 1878
Newest:
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: Unsure
Repairs: Unsure
Methods: Other
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: Yes
Paths: Yes
Trees: Yes4
Crypts:
Fencing:
Brickwork:
Ironwork:
Sculpture:
Fountains:
Roads: Yes
Buildings: Yes
Cement: Yes
Granite:
Marble:
Native:
Slate:
Others:
Wood:
Materials:
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 poorly maintained
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: No
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Weather: Unknown
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: No
Report:
VA1: Gravestones-Overturned
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover:
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Good
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Family
Use: Residential
Bordering: Residential
Change: Unknown
Reason: Housing
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: No
Surnames: Sims
Other_Information: appears to need cleanup and defining and listing also onsaving graves site. family sems nice and willing to allow cemetery visits and fix up.
Contacted:
Support:
Name: Ed Martin
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Cemetery: Town Hill
Other: Graveyard Hill
Sign: Yes
Street: Municipal Dr
City: Shickshinny
Township: Huntington
County: Luzerne
State: PA
Nation: US
Zip:
lat_ns: N
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long_ew: W
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Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: PA 239 N from Shickshinny. Bear Left Sunshine Rd. Turn Left Waterton Rd. Immediate Left on Waterton Hill Rd. Left on Cherry Hill Rd. Turn Right on Municipal. 100 yards on Left
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: Trees, Stone Wall
Property: Private
Access:
Enclosure: Wall-Broken
Gate: None
Established:
Gravestones: 34
Oldest: 1815
Newest: 1853
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods:
Restoration: No
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability: Internet Resource
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement:
Granite:
Marble:
Native: Yes
Slate: Yes
Others:
Wood:
Materials:
Architectural:
Angels:
Draperies:
Fraternal:
Hands:
Lambs:
Monograms:
Plants:
Photos:
Religious:
Scrollwork:
Urns:
Carvings:
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Weather: No
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report:
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Good
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: No
Habitat: Yes
Surnames: Chapin, Stevens, Fullmer, Sperry, Baker, Bowman, Buckley, Haycock, Morgan, Parkes
Other_Information: John Chapin is a Revolutionary War Soldier
Contacted: In process of contacting Township, County, Pennsylvania Historical Museum Society
Support:
Name: Mark Balliet
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Cemetery: Wise Homestead Cemetery West Bethlehem Township
Other:
Sign: No
Street: Ten Mile Highway
City: Fairfield, PA
Township: West Bethlehem
County: Washington
State: PA
Nation: USA
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 53
lat_mmss: 82
long_ew: W
long_h: 48
long_mmss: 89
Status: Abandoned
Size: Medium
Directions:
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features:
Property: Private
Access: Permission-required
Enclosure: Natural
Gate: None
Established: 1781
Gravestones: 50
Oldest: 1781
Newest: 1930
Removed: No
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods:
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Yes
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: Unsure
Marble: Unsure
Native: Unsure
Slate: Unsure
Others: Unsure
Wood: Unsure
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Unsure
Angels: Unsure
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: Unsure
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Unsure
Plants: Unsure
Photos: Unsure
Religious: Unsure
Scrollwork: Unsure
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating:
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: No
Report:
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover: Yes
Moss: Yes
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Problem-Seasonal
Problem1: Encroachment
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Private
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Smaller
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Yes
Surnames: Custer; Hartsock; Hefts; Wise
Other_Information: We visited the cemetery for the first time in May 2013. There are many founding fathers of Washington County buried there and not many of the markers are still standing. The cemetery is close to the original Adam Wise homestead and the house is still standing. There is a long history of the Brethren church connected with the Wise name and Frederick Wise founded Fredricksburg, PA. Johan Adam Weiss (Adam Wise) immigrated from Germany on September 7, 1748 on the ship Hamshire. All of the graves are my family and Tom Jeter\'s.
Contacted: No one
Support: Tom Jeter \This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.\'
Name: Andrea Wise Colley
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Cemetery: Steiner
Other:
Sign: No
Street: 1584 Sunny Drive
City: Lickingville
Township: Washington Twp
County: Clarion
State: Pa
Nation:
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h:
lat_mmss:
long_ew: W
long_h:
long_mmss:
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions:
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features:
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: Natural
Gate: None
Established:
Gravestones:
Oldest:
Newest:
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: Unsure
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: Yes
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Yes
Availability: Clarion Historical Society
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Unsure
Granite: Unsure
Marble: Unsure
Native: Unsure
Slate: Unsure
Others: Unsure
Wood: Yes
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Unsure
Angels: Unsure
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: Unsure
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Unsure
Photos: Unsure
Religious: Unsure
Scrollwork: Unsure
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: No
Pollution: Yes
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover:
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Good
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Recreational
Change: Larger
Reason: Roads
Visited: Frequently
Archeology: No
Habitat: Unknown
Surnames: Reyner, Myers, Massie & unknown
Other_Information:
Contacted: No
Support: Clarion County Historical Society
Name: Joan Amodeo
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Date: 10/19/2010

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