Slate Hill Cemetery

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Slate Hill Cemetery

Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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This site is a collection of information about the Slate Hill graveyard which is located in Montgomery Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The gravel lane to the cemetery is several miles east of Mercersburg, on the north side of Pennsylvania Route 16. The American Flag and the large monument can be seen from the highway. For upward of 100 years burials had been made in the plot. Today there are but few gravestones with inscriptions but there are more native stones scattered about.

This cemetery was desecrated by men on a bulldozer back in April 1983. A neighbor observed this destruction where some of the gravestones were plowed down and run over to break them in pieces. Sadly, the neighbor did not know any descendants of the people buried in the cemetery and was legally limited to actions to stop the desecration. However this neighbor was able to stop the total destruction of the cemetery. The farm adjacent to this cemetery is known as the Heister Farm. Documents show that Kirby W. Reese is the owner of this farm who currently tills the soil all around this cemetery and was the owner when the desecration took place.

  • Added: 11 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2634639