Postal Code: 15767
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The Horatio Cemetery, also known as The Congregational Church Cemetery; is located in Young Township,Jefferson County,Pennsylvania; a short distance off of the No.8 Road (from Perry Street) on Diamond Road,west of the Boro of Punxsutawney.
Founded on a tract of land originally containing about 74 acres and owned by Horatio Fisher,who later sold to Sophia Williams, who later sold the tract to the Punxsutawney Coal & Coke Company;that deed reserved a plot of land slightly more than 2 acres for the cemetery to the Horatio Cemetery Association. The Punxsutawney Coal & Coke Company later sold the entire tract of land to Lancelot, John G. & Thomas J. Branch in 1883.
It is now owned and maintained by Young Township and contains 52 marked burials,numerous old gravestone foundations and small mounds of crumbled field stones,which are arranged in an orderly manner,indicating other burials .
A photo survey was completed at this cemetery in August 2009.