Negro Run Cemetery

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Negro Run Cemetery

Jollytown, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Cemetery Located along the Jollytown Road, just past Crabapple Rd, formerly known as "Negro Run", Cemetery is located on the right, as you are headed west. There is only one Cut Marker, and I located three graves marked with Field Stones, according to the Hennens in their 1976 Record, this is the Burial Place for African Americans, possibly Former Slaves. The Cut marker appears to date somewhere between 1850 - 1855, though the inscription is illegible.

From the Hennen Cemetery Records:

Unidentified Cemetery
Gilmore Township

Located about 1 mile NW of Jollytown, Pa.
Dorothy & James Hennen

This is said to have been a cemetery for colored families; we found only one cut marker and it was illegible. The letters S_____n _______him were all that was discernible.

Recent Research and Field Work has been done by Bill Davison and Jan Stevens Slater that has brought to light a little more information on this cemetery. They have cut some of the brush away and located a foot stone marker that almost certainly should be paired with the large cut marker shown in the cemetery photo to the left. Also SEVERAL more graves marked only with fieldstones have been located, and a Survey of the Cemetery that has been discovered describes that the cemetery is "Badly Overgrown" and Contains "Field stone markers, 1 White Grave, about 30 Negro Graves." And all the field work would confirm this. The Fieldstone Graves are first encountered walking up the knoll leading to the Cut Marker, and are all around the Cut Marker and go quite a ways into the woods behind. This Survey can be seen in the listing for the cemetery, under the listing for the Cut Stone Marker Mentioned above. Thanks so much to Bill and Jan for all the work they have done into researching and recording this cemetery.


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GPS Coordinates: 39.73779, -80.34487

  • Added: 10 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2468780