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

2016 Shamokin Heritage Festival

The annual Shamokin Heritage Festival has been announced and will be held Friday evening, May 27th and all day Saturday, May 28th.

On Saturday May 28th there will be 2 historic tours of the cemetery. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please pass the word along and let your family and friends know.

Thomas Studios Photo Collection

Larry Deklinski has been an amazing man in the effort to preserve the local Historic photography in Northumberland County. His web page is:

In another effort to preserve the areas photographic history Larry has purchased the entire collection "safety film" by Thomas Studios, that documented over 100 years of history, from the Northumberland Historical Society. In order to help Larry catalog, scan and preserve these prints he's asking help to buy the needed equipment and other costs.

Every dollar helps! Please help Larry save our history, you can make a donation at