“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Waverly in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Hickory Grove Cemetery

Hickory Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
August 8, 2011
1. Hickory Grove Cemetery Marker
Inscription. One of the oldest known cemeteries associated with African Americans in Northeastern PA. Established in 1807 in Waverly, then known as Abington Center, the cemetery is the burial ground for many fugitives from slavery who came to the area via the Underground Railroad in the mid-19th century. By the end of the 19th century there were 75 former slaves in Waverly. This cemetery is evidence of the former African American community here.
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 31.528′ N, 75° 41.565′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Miller Road 0.1 miles south of Carbondale Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly PA 18471, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elder Miller (approx. 0.7 miles away); Christy Mathewson (approx. 4.9 miles away); Loretto Perfectus Walsh (approx. 6 miles away); John J. Morelli (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Olyphant Heritage Development Strategy (approx. 6.1 miles away); Queen City Station (approx. 6.1 miles away); Anthracite Mine Disaster (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Tripp House (approx. 7 miles away).
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
Hickory Grove Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
August 16, 2011
2. Hickory Grove Cemetery Entrance
Hickory Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
August 16, 2011
3. Hickory Grove Cemetery
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