List of African American Cemeteries in Pennsylvania

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ADAMS COUNTY

Yellow Hill Cemetery, A.M.E. Church at Fairmount Cemetery

Description: Cemetery associated with the A.M.E. Church at Fairmount. This rural African American community was known as “Yellow Hill.” The Church became inactive c.1890. Note: There are no visible markers or above ground features remaining at this cemetery.

Address: 537 Yellow Hill Road, Biglerville, PA 17307; GPS Coordinates: 39.943805, -77.265837

Find-A-Grave Website: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2211920/yellow-hill-cemetery

Additional Information: http://paheritage.wpengine.com/article/black-settlement-on-yellow-hill/

Lincoln Cemetery (Also known as Goodwill Cemetery)

Description: Gettysburg’s African American cemetery founded in 1867 by the Sons of Goodwill.

Address: Lincoln Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325; GPS Coordinates: 39.825749, -77.234900.

Find-A-Grave Website: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1994163/lincoln-cemetery

Additional Information: https://gettysburgcompiler.org/2018/03/12/separate-but-equal-gettysburgs-lincoln-cemetery/

 

ALLEGHANY COUNTY

African American Military Cemetery (May be segregated section of United Cemetery, also known as Rosemont Mt. Hope)

Description: An African American burial ground within the Jehovah Witness cemetery associated with the United Cemetery. May be the burial ground of African American witnesses.

Address: 204-235 Cemetery Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (entrance is an unmarked gravel lane 1/4 mile from Cemetery Lane); GPS Coordinates:40.514013, -80.012598

Find-A-Grave Website: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2324731/african-american-military-cemetery

Additional Information: “Grave Concerns: Neglected African American Cemeteries for Veterans May be Restored,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 9, 2006.