Amity in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"The Old Cemetery"
The Old Cemetery is located over the hill east of the present church and cemetery near the location of the first log church which was built in the year 1786. This log church was located on part of the 304 acres of land warranted to Nathan Bane on March 20 1786 and was known as: "Bane's Fancy." A few years ago C.C. Cowen wrote a history of this old burying ground in which he called attention to this sacred spot away from the hubbub of the modern world as Mr. Cowen says. "The trees seem to close behind us forming a curtain shutting us out from the rest of the world." Many years ago the pioneers were impressed by this spot and so from the surrounding forest. They brought logs and built a log church. Nothing remains of that building now but a few feet to the left we see a marker which reads: "This stone marks the location of Ten Mile Log Church - built 1786 erected 1948." With the passing years many of the grave stones were still standing but others were in leaning position and some had fallen flat on the ground. There were many sunken places in the ground indicating that many more graves were unmarked. Recently, much work has been done to
Erected by Bob and Ruth Walton and North Ten Mile Cemetery Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is March 20, 1786.
Location. 40° 2.838′ N, 80° 9.347′ W. Marker is in Amity, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Ridge Church Road north of Penn Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located behind North Ten Mile Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 Ridge Church Road, Amity PA 15311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Soldiers (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Those Who Did Not Return (within shouting distance of this marker); North Ten Mile Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Ten Mile Log Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lone Pine War Memorial (approx. 2.2 Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Reverend Thaddeus Dodd (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lower Ten Mile Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amity.
Regarding "The Old Cemetery". The marker also includes the names of some of those buried in the cemetery, taken from a list of the graves as prepared by Mr. Cowen.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.