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Baden in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hill Cemetery

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
1. Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This cemetery was originally part of the Depreciation Lands (Leet's District), Tract #22, and was surveyed by Daniel Leet in 1785. Known as "McKean", it was patented to Governor Thomas McKean for his service in the American Revolution. After his death, the land was willed to his daughter, Letitia Buchanan, wife of Dr. George Buchanan of Philadelphia. On July 17, 1819 Jonathan Hill purchased the tract of land and designated this one-acre parcel as a family cemetery. The area had been used as a burying ground for several years prior to this, the oldest grave dating to 1811. Native American graves were located on the western edge of the property.

Redoubt Number 4, an outer fortified redoubt and blockhouse from Major General Anthony Wayne's cantonment of Legion Ville (1792-1793), once stood in the southeast corner. The cemetery faces West towards the Ohio River, which is the former location of Hill's Island. There are two veterans of the American Revolution buried here, one unknown and one named Powell, as well as seven Civil War veterans: Alpheus Carothers, Isaac Grim, R.L.B. Hill, Daniel Holsinger, Isaac Mann, Robert Machesney and William Moore.

This cemetery was handed down from Jonathan Hill to Enos Hill, to George Cochran Hill and to Enos Hill II. The Hill Family, the Borough of Baden and the American Legion presently
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By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
2. Hill Cemetery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
maintain the cemetery.
 
Location. 40° 37.608′ N, 80° 13.767′ W. Marker is in Baden, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio River Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 65) and Logan Lane, on the right when traveling east on Ohio River Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baden PA 15005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First Mass (a few steps from this marker); Logstown (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Wayne's Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Legionville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Logstown (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Logstown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Legionville Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Legion of the United States Encampment (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baden.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
3. Hill Cemetery Marker
Close-up view of a sketch of Legion Ville that appears on the historical marker.
Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
4. Hill Cemetery Marker
Close-up view of the magnetic map, seen on the historical marker, showing the location of several of the possible Legion Ville structures and numerous unmarked graves.
Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
5. Hill Cemetery Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground with the cemetery in the background.
Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2011
6. Hill Cemetery Marker
A distant view of the historical marker with the cemetery in the background to the left center and the Ohio River Boulevard in the right background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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