“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Waverly in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Hickory Grove Cemetery

Hickory Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
August 8, 2011
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.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elder Miller (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Laura Lee DeFazio Morabito (approx. 2.2 miles away); South Abington Township World War II Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx.
Hickory Grove Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
August 16, 2011
2. Hickory Grove Cemetery Entrance
4.8 miles away); Harris Hall Bell Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Christy Mathewson (approx. 4.9 miles away); Hometown of Christy Mathewson (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
Hickory Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
August 16, 2011
3. Hickory Grove Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2011. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 9, 2011.   2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2011. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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