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Laurel Hill Cemetery is in rural Leidy Township, Clinton County, PA on a paved county road. The cemetery is often confused with the nearby Cross Fork Cemetery. Cross Fork Cemetery is in downtown Cross Fork, Potter County, PA. From the post office in Cross Fork, Laurel Hill Cemetery is about 2000 feet south on Main Street as it crosses into Clinton Township adjacent to the intersection of Steward Run and Stuart Hill Road. Caldwell, Campbell, and Jones family graves predominate. The cemetery is divided into three areas: To the south a well groomed area with graves from the late 1880s into the early 1910s from the heyday times when Cross Fork was a booming timber and sawmill town. But by 1910, the economy and population collapsed due to deforestation, complicated by town and mill fires, with the families moving on to other timber endeavors in the southern United States. To the north is a well groomed area with more modern graves from the more quiet times when Cross Fork came back as a quiet center for mountain sports and relaxation. And to the east and rear, an overgrown area covered by high grass, vines, and multi-flora rose bushes. In the rear, some graves are encased by trees, some cryptic with initials only, and some ground depressions consistent with possible graves with no stones or graves moved to other locations. The rear boundary has discarded iron fencing and one large hemlock that must be an example of virgin timber being at least 4 feet in diameter.