Shamokin, Pa 17872
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The Shamokin Cemetery
Welcome to Shamokin, where the population once topped 50,000, the largest man made coal bank still stands and where at one time the largest silk mill stood. Here the true melting pot of America's heritage began with many English, Irish, German, Polish, Welsh and Ukranian Families making their homes in the black dirt around the coal mines. The Cemetery officially opened in 1860, although there are a few burials listed in 1859. 152 years later, there are over 16,000 souls buried here. The history, the burials, the stories are here and beneath every stone there is a story.
April 24, 1929 - December 22, 2011
Heritage Festival 2015
This years Shamokin Cemetery Tour will be held the Saturday
before Memorial Day - May 23 at 12 Noon. I look forward to meeting
you and sharing the history and some of the stories with you.
The money from this tour goes directly to the cemetery for needed repairs and equipment.