|Middle Ridge Road|
Postal Code: 17074
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
MIDDLE RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHYARD
JUNIATA TOWNSHIP, PERRY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Contributed by Vi P. Limric
>From Newport square, go west on Market (up the hill), turn right on
6th street. Approx. .2 mile take left fork up the hill (SR 4008 &
Middle Ridge Rd). Approx 2.2 miles from Newport and .2 mile from
New Bloomfield Rd. on the left side is a stone marker. Beyond the
marker is a dirt path and the cemetery is approx. 200 years down
Earlier than the year 1800 burials were made, on the property
of Philip Krick (also spelled Creek), on Middle Ridge.
In 1804, Presbyterian families, throughout a vast area
(extending) to Millerstown: toward Baskinville; south of the
Mahanony Ridge, and toward present Ickesburg), erected a Stone
Church, at that place, and on the east side of the Great Road from
Carlisle to Sunbury.
On March 30, 1805, Phillip Kirck and his wife, Catharine,
conveyed the glebe-land, by Deed to Frances McCown, Esq. and David
English Sr., Trustees of the Middle Ridge Presbyterian Congregation
(successor to the old Dick's Gap Congregation, at present Pine
The Congregation was dissoled on April 2, 1842, after the
acquisition of the plot of land, extending northward to the Middle
Doubtless, the title to the plots is vested in the Presbytery,
while the place remains for public interment.
Members of many early, prominent and respected families rest
Veterans who sleep, therein, are Lt. John Ramsey, (from County
Derry, Ireland), Col William Brown, John Jones Jr., William H.
Bergstresser, Solomon Brown McNaughton.
Harry W. Lenig
The News-Sun, Newport, Pa. Thurs. 30 Dec 1965.