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Hickory Grove Cemetery

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2019
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly PA 18471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Elder Miller (approx. 0.7 miles away); Margaretta Elizabeth Belin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Baptist Church Bell (approx. 1.9 miles away); Deacon William Clark (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Laura Lee DeFazio Morabito (approx. 2.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waverly.
 
Hickory Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
August 8, 2011
2. Hickory Grove Cemetery Marker
Hickory Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 30, 2019
3. Hickory Grove Cemetery Marker
Hickory Grove Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
August 16, 2011
4. Hickory Grove Cemetery Entrance
Hickory Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
August 16, 2011
5. Hickory Grove Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2011. This page has been viewed 921 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 9, 2011.   3. submitted on March 30, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on August 16, 2011. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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