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Cemetery Directions and Photographs


The Blue Ridge Mountain Family Cemetery
Milford Township

This family cemetery contains the remains of three members of a black family said to have died after contracting small pox. Two Juniata County residents reported this information to the Historical Society in the early 1970’s. The graves are said to have been there since about 1857. The markers are of native mountain stone and are not engraved. Reportedly one adult, said to be the mother, one child 8-12 years of age and one infant are buried here. The burial plot is 7 feet square. A large stone 2 feet in length and 18 inches in width protruding nearly a foot above ground marks one corner.

The cemetery is located past the St. Stephen’s Church and Cemetery, across Licking Creek in a wooded area that in 1974 was owned by the Water Company and bordered by State Forest Land.


Eve Nipple Burial Plot
Milford Township

Eve Nipple, at the time of her death around 1870, was 100 years of age and lived alone with her dog. She was found dead with her feet burned off and her house burned down. Apparently, she managed to crawl away from her burning home before she died. She and her dog, which also died in the fire, are said to be buried at the same spot.

The burial site for Eve Nipple is located past St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church on Licking Creek Rd on private property.


Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery
Milford Township


"The Baptist Church and graveyard are on the upper corner of the Rodman Survey. It was built in 1828, and has a yard adjoining, containing a large number of graves. Services are now seldom held there, it was built in place of the church abandoned at Spruce Hill." [1]

From Mifflintown, cross the Juniata River and follow Rt. 35 through Mifflin. At the intersection of Rt. 35 and Mowery Street turn right; then turn left onto Licking Creek Road. Follow Licking Creek Road, cemetery on right.

[1] History Of That Part Of The Susquehanna And Juniata Valleys Embraced In The Counties Of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union And Snyder In The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania,
Volume I, Philadelphia, Everts, Peck & Richards, 1886, Page 759.


Robert Campbell House Burial Site
Milford Township

“On the 10th of July, 1763, the Indians committed murders at William White’s on the Juniata, at Robert Campbell’s on Tuscarora Creek, and at William Anderson’s and committed depredations at Collins’ and James Scott’s, in the Tuscarora Valley. . .” [1]

“There are such well founded traditions. . . that Campbell’s house was on this point where the creeks unite, and that the men killed were buried near the gate, just as you go into the house, and were marked by having an apple-tree planted on each side of the graves, by which they were pointed out for many years, even within this memory.” “Campbell was not at the house on the 10th of July. Who the four men were, besides Jeffries, who were killed is not known…..” His house is often called Campbell’s Fort….The historical map places this fort at the point where the creeks unite."
[2]

This site is located on the farm the sits adjacent to the Lehman Covered Bridge, which is located on Rt. 333 West towards Mifflintown.

[1] History Of That Part Of The Susquehanna And Juniata Valleys Embraced In The Counties Of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union And Snyder In The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania,
Volume I, Philadelphia, Everts, Peck & Richards, 1886, Page 74.

[2] History Of That Part Of The Susquehanna And Juniata Valleys Embraced In The Counties Of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union And Snyder In The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania,
Volume I, Philadelphia, Everts, Peck & Richards, 1886, Page 763.


St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Cemetery
Milford Township


"Thomas McGuire warranted two hundred and eleven acres October 5, 1767. He sold it to Thomas Hardy, the father of John and Hugh Hardy. . . From Hardy’s heirs the farm passed to Merchant John Patterson, who sold it to Abraham Guss Sr. . . who sold parts of it to Samuel and Henry Aughey. The graveyard adjoining the church is on the part bought by the latter and given by him for the purpose."

"The Licking Creek Lutheran Church stands. . . This organization was formed from the Mifflintown congregation. The church was erected in 1861, and dedicated about the close of the year. Samuel Aughey, Sr. who gave the ground, named it ‘St. Stephen’s’, but it commonly goes by the name of ‘The Licking Creek Church’."
[1]

From Mifflintown, cross the Juniata River bridge and drive through Mifflin following Rt. 35. Turn right onto Rt. 333 and then left onto North Licking Creek Drive – SR 4002. Follow Licking Creek Drive for 3.6 miles. Church and cemetery are on the right.

[1] History Of That Part Of The Susquehanna And Juniata Valleys Embraced In The Counties Of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union And Snyder In The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania,
Volume I, Philadelphia, Everts, Peck & Richards, 1886, Page 757.




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