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Cemeteries
of
CARBON COUNTY

Updated June 30, 2006

         

It is said every person has three deaths.  The first is the actual physical death, when the spirit leaves the body.  The 2nd death is when the body is lowered into the grave, never again to be seen in the flesh.  The 3rd and final death comes much later, when all who knew that person have joined him in the afterlife, and the name, even existence of that person vanishes from knowledge.

Some of the cemeteries in Carbon County have kept good records of those interred.  Others haven’t, with the only record of those interred being that which is etched in stone.  The phrase “etched in stone” implies permanence, but in reality that is not true.  Even solid stone weathers and erodes, sometimes helped along by negligence and vandalism.  To try to delay that “3rd death”, an effort is being made to record from the old grave stones what can still be read, lest the name, and all knowledge of the person laid to rest there, fades into oblivion. 

Much has already been done, and the following is a list of cemetery records that now appear online.  Of these, only the Mauch Chunk Cemetery and St. John’s Towamensing Cemetery had good records to work from.  The rest were gathered by recording the info on the old gravestones.  In the case of the Mauch Chunk Cemetery, record keeping began in the 1860s, although the burials began about 1819.  I’ve spent time there looking for those graves not in the records and adding them to the record.

Though much has been done, much more remains to be done in the preservation of these cemeteries.  Anyone interested in volunteering to help record other cemeteries in the county, please contact me.

 

The following cemeteries are complete lists

Following these, there are several partial cemetery lists towards the bottom of the page.

In Jim Thorpe

On the West Side of Jim Thorpe, Carbon’s most historic cemetery, online since February of 2001.  Includes lots of additional genealogical info, with more to come…

THE UPPER MAUCH CHUNK CEMETERY

On the East Side of town, the borough’s other public cemetery

THE EVERGREEN CEMETERY

In East Mauch Chunk, in the old Coalport section of town one of Jim Thorpe’s two Roman Catholic cemeteries –

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CEMETERY
                                                                              A work in progress by Bill Auld

 

In East Penn Twp., the county’s oldest cemetery (online since 8/2005)

BENN SALEM CEMETERY

 

 

 

In Franklin Twp.,

LONG RUN CEMETERY

Online since 2004, some updating done June 2005

 

 

In the borough of Beaver Meadows

THE ST. MARY IRISH CATHOLIC CEMETERY

 

Added 1/01/2002

Established near Lehigh Gap in 1844, now within the borough of Palmerton

THE LITTLE WHITE CHURCH & CEMETERY

 

Added 12/28/2001

 

Just over the county line in Luzerne, but being the resting place for many from Carbon Co.

ST. PATRICK’S CEMETERY AT AUDENREID

 

 

 

Added 11/14/2001

In the east end of Franklin Twp., near Beltzville Dam

ST. PAUL’S UNION CHURCH CEMETERY AT BIG CREEK

 

 

 

In the woods of Packer Township, near Weatherly, abandoned, overgrown and very old
OLD REED CEMETERY

                        And the

HUDSONDALE / HARTZ CEMETERY

 

 

 

 

Between Weatherly and White Haven, on a bluff overlooking Rockport

SALEM REFORMED CHURCH CEMETERY

                                                &

Added 10/31/2001

THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CEMETERY AT LAURYTOWN

 

 

In the Mahoning Valley near St. John’s Lutheran Church

ZIMMERMAN CEMETERY

 

Added 4/20/2001

Once in the town of Summit Hill, now long gone

THE OLD PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY

 

 

Added 5/11/2001

Just outside of Palmerton, one of the oldest cemeteries in Carbon 

ST. JOHN’S UNION CHURCH (OLD TOWAMENSING) CEMETERY

                                                                                        By Tom Jones

Added 5/20/2001

In the midst of the borough of Nesquehoning

THE PROTESTANT CEMETERY OF NESQUEHONING

 

 

 

Added 5/31/2001

In Packer Twp., the cemetery most central to the early history of that part of Carbon Co. north of the Broad Mountain

PACKER / ST. MATTHEW’S CEMETERY

 

Added 7/26/2001

Near the border of Kidder and Penn Forest Townships is the 

OLD ALBRIGHTSVILLE CEMETERY

 

Added 8/2/2001

Adjacent to the Upper Mauch Chunk Cemetery

THE LEISENRING CEMETERY

[Formerly this cemetery was listed as a separate cemetery, but is now included as part of the Upper Mauch Chunk Cemetery – this link will take you to that site]

 

 

The following cemeteries are only partially recorded:

 

Added 5/24/2001

Although located in White Haven, Luzerne Co., this partial listing is of families with ties to Carbon County

THE LAUREL CEMETERY

 

 

 

 

Charlotte’s lists for

In Mahoning Twp.

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CEMETERY

&

In Lehighton

THE GNADENHUETTEN / LEHIGHTON CEMETERY

 

Beth’s lists for

Gnadenhuetten Cemetery

 

The Lehighton Cemetery

             

         

          In East Penn Twp.

          The Dinkey Memorial Cemetery

                    

 

          The Bowmanstown Cemetery

                  

 

          The Parryville Cemetery

                  

 

Sandi’s lists for

     The Dinkey Memorial Cemetery

                                               

      The Bowmanstown Cemetery

 

    Other Carbon cemeteries that I have listings or partial listings for include:

   
    There are many other cemeteries in Carbon not mentioned here.  Hopefully, they too will one day be added to the list of records.

 

         

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2001

 

Background image is of he Benjamin Barge monument in the Upper Mauch Chunk Cemetery

 

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