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Locust Grove Cemetery

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 30, 2015
1. Locust Grove Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Burial ground for slaves and free blacks since the early 19th century and site of Shippensburg's first African American church, established 1830s. Edward Shippen Burd granted the land to Shippensburg’s African American community in 1842. It was the only public cemetery open to African Americans in the area until the late 20th century. Graves of veterans from the Civil War to the Vietnam conflict include those of twenty-six Civil War soldiers.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 3.385′ N, 77° 30.892′ W. Marker is in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Queen Street and East Burd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shippensburg PA 17257, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ones He Left Behind: The Widow and Children of Jacob Agle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Morris (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Original Site of the German Reformed and Lutheran Congregations (approx. ¼ mile away); Shippensburg
Locust Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 30, 2015
2. Locust Grove Cemetery Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Lt. James F. Bearer, USMC Memorial Trees (approx. 0.4 miles away); One-Room Schoolhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Shippensburg (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shippensburg.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Locust Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 30, 2015
3. Locust Grove Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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