Shamokin Cemetery
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.

William Gillespie
Memorial for William from 1901 Gillespie

Heritage Festival 2015

This years Shamokin Cemetery Tour was a lot of fun and we had a great
turnout. Thank You to everyone who came out, it was wonderful
to meet you. I was asked to do do 2 tours next year! If anyone has
something they'd like to hear about or want to learn, please let me
know. ( I continue to strive to learn more about
our ancestors who are buried there as well as the cemetery itself.

If anyone has any family stories and pictures, I am always looking to add to the cemetery page. The stories behind each stone are always welcome and very interesting.