The Vanderslice Cemetery is located on Schoolhouse Road just off Rte. 42. The Cemetery has largely been abondanded, although Boy Scout troups and other citizens have occasionally cleaned it. An Eagle Scout erected a sign a few years ago. Early German Reformed Church records state that the first services were held two miles north of the mouth of Fishing Creek in 1807 when the use of the Episcopal log church was denied. the Reformed members built a log school house or meeting house on the site of the cemetery on the property belonging to Joseph Vanderslice, a large land owner in the area. Another source says the first services were held in that area before 1800. In any case when a splinter group left the Reformed Church in Bloomsburg, they held their services at this site. The earliest readable date of burial is 1821. In 1956 a charter was issued for the Vanderslice Cemetery. Information used for these memorials taken from the Cemeteries of Columbia County volume 2 by the Columbia County Historical and Genealogical society who claims their source as records compiled by G.E. Conner , The Moses Van Campen DAR records and Mrs. Samuel Hess. Further research done on Roots Web.
As noted this cemetery is in poor condition and I would challange you to stop by if you are in the area and take a picture of the precious stones before they fade away to post to this site. Feel free to post flowers to loved ones or if you have more information for a bio please send it to me.
GPS Coordinates: 41.0244, -76.4821
- Added: 20 Mar 2004
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #1980331
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