Located between Queen St and Sherman Ave, just south of the intersection with Britton Rd.
Burial ground for slaves and free blacks since the early 19th century and site of Shippensburg's first African American church. It was the only public cemetery open to African Americans in the area until the late 20th century. A number of veterans, including at least twenty-six Civil War soldiers are buried in this historic cemetery. (Source: PA Historical Marker)
The cemetery is L-shaped and surrounded by a fence. Older stones tend to be near the entrance gate on N. Queen St. More recent stones are concentrated in the back arm of the cemetery that hooks to the south. The sparse stones in older part of the cemetery give the impression that many people are buried here whose graves are no longer marked.
The memorials listed here, each with at least one photo of the grave, represent a complete census of all the stones in existence in Spring 2010.
GPS Coordinates: 40.05651, -77.51497
- Added: 24 Oct 2008
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2280541
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