Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Jordan Gravestone
Thanks to the dedication, appreciation, love and respect that Ms. Fleta Jordan had for her ancestors, she went to court to save the Jordan gravestone from being removed as a result of the April 20, 1967 Court Order designating the Borough of Carlisle's takeover of the cemetery to become a Memorial Park and Playground, thus removing all gravestones. The gravestone is that of Samuel A. Jordan, Rachel A. Jordan and Annie R. Jordan. Ms. Fleta Jordan lived across the street at 128 West Penn Street, and in view of the Jordan Gravestone.
Samuel A. Jordan was characterized by the citizens of Carlisle as "a most prominent colored citizen; a genial and kind hearted man and a leader among his race." He was employed at the Carlisle Indian School; a member of the Third Presbyterian Church; and the Odd Fellows and Masonic lodges. For many years he was a very active Republican politician in the fourth ward of Carlisle. At his death, he was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Middleton of Harrisburg; and four brothers: William, John, Joseph and Matthew.
Erected by Carlisle's African American Community.
Location. 40° 12.353′ N, 77° 11.482′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Cemetery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Lincoln Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); 54th & 55th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Fire Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marianne Moore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity (approx. 0.3 miles away); The High Street Train Stations (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cumberland County Historical Society & Hamilton Library Association (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Also see . . . Lincoln Cemetery Memorial Park. (Submitted on March 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.