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Laporte in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Burial Grounds

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2019
1. Burial Grounds Marker
Inscription.  

The Diocese has no records on the history of why the graves in this wooded lot were located away from the burial lot of the church. Perhaps the families were not Catholic, of unknown religious orientation, or were not baptized. Generations of self-report conclude the unmarked graves at the back of the lot were associated with the tannery in Thorndale. The lack of formal headstone markers may be due to the workers being too poor, not Catholic, or result of mass burial due to an epidemic. May their souls and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

 
Location. 41° 25.506′ N, 76° 29.96′ W. Marker is in Laporte, Pennsylvania, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Park Street 0.1 miles west of Thorne Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laporte PA 18626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacred Heart (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Theodore Joseph Saul, Capt. M.C. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sullivan County Veterans Memorial
Burial Grounds and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2019
2. Burial Grounds and Marker
The burial grounds are well into the woods
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Sullivan County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Celestia (approx. 1.4 miles away); Merritt Field Airport (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Allegheny Hotel (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hiram's Landing (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laporte.
 
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Burial Grounds Grave Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2019
3. Burial Grounds Grave Markers
View Toward Park Street From Burial Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2019
4. View Toward Park Street From Burial Grounds Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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