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Saint James Graveyard
Pine Lane and West Center St.
Lititz
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania  USA

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Saint James Graveyard is located at the NW corner of Pine Lane and West Center Street in Lititz PA, . A bronze commemorative marker at the site reads: Saint James Graveyard.

According to Tom Stonehunter,
(murmering-markers@hotmail.com)

This cemetery was established in 1744 by settlers who founded a Union Church nearby and later organized the Warwick (now Lititz) Moravian Congregation. Its naming was explained by Abraham Beck's 1905 book, The Moravian Graveyards at Lititz, Pa. 1744-1905. It was consecrated on Saint James Day, Jul 25, 1744 and was therefore called Saint James Church.

The early congregation of this union church alternated its weekly religious services between Moravian and that of a visiting Lancaster Lutheran minister. According to Beck, Saint James Church was abandoned in the early 1760s after its Moravian contingent united with the Lititz Moravians group, The cemetery remained active until the second decade of the 1800s, well past the opening of the Lititz Moravian Cemetery, located 1/4 mile due east.

According to Tom's post elsewhere on the web, the Saint James Cemetery is currently gated and locked, Few grave markers still exist. Maintenance and access is via the grounds keeper of the Moravian Church.

The interment list that Tom has posted elswhere on the web, was compiled by members of today's Lititz Moravian Congregation from their personal and in-house records. The summary is believed to be a complete listing of interments dating from 1744 until 1812.
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Saint James Graveyard
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