Greenwood Cemetery

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Greenwood Cemetery

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Sharpsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorials 47,035 added (21% photographed)

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Located at 321 Kittanning Pike in O’Hara Township between Fox Chapel and Sharpsburg.

Robert McPherson of Lancaster County bought this land and moved to O’Hara Township in 1838. He built a farmhouse from locally-made bricks and farmed the land. Years later, three of Robert’s children remained in the house, when a local organization of businessmen and prominent farmers joined forces to create a non-denominational cemetery. They bought the McPherson farm in 1874 and hired John McPherson to manage the burials. Family plots were purchased by many of the families local to Etna, Sharpsburg, O’Hara and Indiana Townships.

Greenwood accepted transfers from town cemeteries that were being eliminated, including a Methodist graveyard in Etna, a Presbyterian graveyard in Sharpsburg and the graveyard of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sharpsburg that was located in Pleasant Valley, O’Hara Township.

The 1920s saw fewer local farm family members buried in Greenwood, but a sharp increase in burials from the City of Pittsburgh which has continued to this day.

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GPS Coordinates: 40.5107994, -79.9225006

  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #44995