Horner's Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Northampton Co. PA (1745). The cemetery is part of Craig's Scotch-Irish Settlement, the first permanent settlement of Northampton County, PA founded in 1728. That was 13 years before the Moravians.
The official name of the cemetery "The Allen Township Presbyterian Church Cemetery". Since the township's border was changed, the cemetery now resides in East Allen Township. The local people call it Horner's Cemetery, in
memory of Jane Horner who was killed by the Indians.
These settlers founded the first congregation in 1730, and the first church called "The Presbyterian Church of Allen Township, PA. in 1731."
The cemetery holds the remains of the founders of our area, including 3 generals, 7 attorneys, 4 doctors, 3 ministers, and at least 21 already documented veterans from 4 wars.
Horner's Cemetery Historical Society is up and running. Board meetings every other month. Workshop meetings every other months in between.
To see event pictures, please click on gmc-n.com, and then click on the right, lower box saying historic cemetery.
If you are from out of town, please contact us.
The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk. Guided tours are available by appt. Contact Peggy at: peggymaymoser@ hotmail.com
GPS Coordinates: 40.69994, -75.45096
- Added: 13 Dec 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #252205
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