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Locust Grove Cemetery

 
 
Locust Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Locust Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 30, 2015
2. Locust Grove Cemetery Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. On this hill stood Fort Morris (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Court House of Cumberland County (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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); This tablet is placed (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Original Site of the German Reformed and Lutheran Congregations (approx. ¼ mile away); These Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Who Lie Buried Here (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shippensburg.
 
Locust Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 30, 2015
3. Locust Grove Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Oct. 4, 2022