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Danville in Montour County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Memorial Park

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 21, 2021
1. Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  

This Memorial Park occupies part of a three acre tract of land given in 1775 by Amos Wickersham for use as a burying ground, and for the location of a church and school house, which were situated across the street. After 130 years the ground was no longer used as a cemetery, and through the efforts of a group of citizens this park was created. Over four hundred bodies were removed. A few still rest herein. The park and central monument were dedicated May 30, 1908.

This tablet erected November 11, 1955.


 
Erected 1955.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 40° 57.852′ N, 76° 36.702′ W. Marker is in Danville, Pennsylvania, in Montour County. Marker is on Bloom Street east of Church Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville PA 17821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southwest Asia and Afghanistan Wars (a few steps from this marker);
Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 21, 2021
2. Memorial Park Marker
Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Memorial Park History on YouTube. (Submitted on February 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. There were 3 cemeteries in Memorial Park (The Daily Item, 2009). (Submitted on February 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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