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Adams Cemetery
Walker Township

In 1792, the Associated Reformed Congregation of Fermanagh erected their first church building. It was an oak log structure in what was then known as Fermanagh Cemetery, now known as Adams Cemetery. In 1803, the Big Spring Presbytery was organized there. In 1833, the congregation relocated to Mexico and built a stone church. In 1902, this building was replaced by the present brick sanctuary.

From Mifflintown, head east on old route 22, now SR 3002. Turn left onto Cedar Street, SR 2006. Outside of Mifflintown this road is called Cedar Spring Road. Drive 3.3 miles. The cemetery is on the right side of Cedar Spring Road [SR 2006] just past the intersection with SR 2003. The first gravel road is the exit, drive just bit further for the entrance.

Buchwalter – Bookwalter Family Cemetery
Walker Township

From Mifflintown, head east on SR 3002 [old Rt. 22] for 0.1 miles. Turn left onto Cedar Street, SR 2006. [Outside of Mifflintown, road signs are Cedar Spring Road.] Drive 2.0 miles and turn right onto SR 2001[Swamp Rd]. Drive 0.8 miles and turn left on T 388 [Cedar Grove Road]. Follow T 388 [Cedar Grove Road] for 1 mile and turn left onto T 351[Deerville Rd.] The cemetery is just ahead on the right and is enclosed by a white board fence.

Cedar Grove Church of Christ Cemetery
Formerly Brethren in Christ
Walker Township

From Mifflintown, head east on SR 3002 [old Rt. 22/322] for 0.1 miles. Turn left onto Cedar Street, SR 2006. [Outside of Mifflintown this road is called Cedar Spring Road.] Drive 2.0 miles and turn right onto SR 2001[Swamp Rd]. Drive 0.8 miles and turn left on T 388 [Cedar Grove Road]. Follow T 388 [Cedar Grove Road] for .8 miles to cemetery on the right. [The cemetery stones are flat on the lawn and there are no trees; the cemetery has an appearance of a large lawn].

Cedar Spring Presbyterian
or Glebe Cemetery
Walker Township

This is the site of the first church built in the county, the Cedar Spring Presbyterian Meeting House erected circa 1763. From Mifflintown, take Route 35 North towards McAlisterville. Turn right at the traffic light, corner of Butcher Shop Rd. and Industrial Rd (SR 2001). Cross Cedar Spring Road. Continue another 1/2 mile. Cemetery is on the right.

Indian Mound Shearer Farm
Walker Township

“The site, located on the John Shearer farm [Mexico area], near the river, contained traces of skeletons of old Algonquian tribesmen, possibly dating before the time of Christ. It was the burial ground for at least three great Indian tribes. Archaeologists from Harrisburg examined this shortly after its discovery, around 1934.” [1]

[1] JCHS Newsletter, September 1974, Volume III, No. 1-2-3.

Center Lutheran Church Cemetery
Walker Township

From Mifflintown, head east on old Route 22/322, now SR 3002 towards Thompsontown for a distance of 6 miles. The church and cemetery are on the left side of the road.

Locust Run Cemetery
Walker Township

From Mifflintown, head east on old Route 22/322, now SR 3002, towards Thompsontown for a distance of 7.8 miles. The cemetery is on the right side of the road.

Mexico Cemetery
Walker Township

This is the burial site for the famous Captain James Patterson, a veteran of the early Indian wars. He died in the later half of 1772. The last recorded burial in the cemetery occurred in 1871. Family names of those individuals buried in this historic cemetery are Landis, Miller, Kingery, Gingrich, Hartman, Thomas, Toomey, Leonard, Motzer, Shelley, Knox, Stauffer, Mouk, Pearson, Lotz, Cody, Kelsey, Buser and Cleck.

The town of Mexico is located 3 miles east of Mifflintown on old Route 22 now SR 3002. In the village of Mexico, [driving south] turn right at the first side street after passing the Mexico Market on the right or the Grace United Methodist Church on the left. A Walker Campground sign marks the street. Drive about 0.3 of a mile. The cemetery is directly behind the light yellow house on the right side of the road. Next to the light yellow house is a one story rectangular white wooden building. There is a gravel drive between the two.

Old Meeting House Burial Ground
Walker Township

"A meeting house formerly stood in the old burial ground near the property of Mrs. Sarah Wetzel, in the ridges at the north side of the township." [1]
The Historical Society has no history on this burial ground or it's exact location.

[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, Everts, Peck & Richards, Philadelphia, 1886, pg. 860.

Old Order Amish Cemetery
Walker Township

From Mifflintown head east on old route 22, now SR 3002, turning left onto Cedar Street, SR 2006. [Outside of Mifflintown this road is called Cedar Spring Road]. Drive approximately 5.7 miles, almost to the village of Van Wert. Just before the village is SR 2007 [Locust Run Rd.] on the right. Turn right and follow this road 0.4 miles. The cemetery is on the right side of the road and is enclosed by a white board fence.

Philip Zendt Burial Site
Walker Township

This family cemetery reportedly had two or three graves besides that of Philip Zendt, who died in 1877. His was the only grave that had a tombstone that was recorded in the 1970's cemetery survey. Nothing is known about the other individuals who are buried here. [1]

[1] Philip Zendt Cemetery File

Scotch – Irish Cemetery
Walker Township

Nothing is known about this cemetery other than its location in Walker Township. No intact tombstones remain though portions of some can still be seen.

From Mifflintown square, head east on SR 3002 [old Rt. 22/322] for 0.1 miles. Turn left onto Cedar Street, SR 2006. [Outside of Mifflintown this road is called Cedar Spring Road.] Follow SR 2006 for 5.7 miles to the village of Van Wert. Just before the village turn right onto SR 2007. Follow SR 2007 for 1.6 miles. At this point SR 2007 ends and township road TR 352 [Wingard Rd] continues. Follow TR 352 [Wingard Rd] for 0.4 miles to the end of the township road. It is advisable to walk from this point to the cemetery, which lies 0.2 miles ahead on the left.

From the Traffic light in Mifflintown drive east on SR 3002[old Rt.22] approximately 5.6 miles. Turn left on SR 2005 just before the Center Lutheran Church. Drive 0.9 miles to Texas Hollow Rd and turn right. Drive 1.5 miles to TR 352 [Wingard Rd]. Turn right drive 0.4 miles, beyond this point the road is not paved and it is advisable to proceed on foot.

Thompson Family Cemetery
Walker Township

“The old Thompson cemetery lies on the hill back from the town, and is unused.” [1]

From the traffic light in Mifflintown follow SR 3002 [old Rt. 22/322] east for 3.4 miles, to the Mexico Presbyterian Church on the left. Turn left into the driveway to the parking lot in the rear of the church. From the parking lot, follow the grassy lane up the hill for approximately 0.1 miles. The cemetery is enclosed by a stone wall and has an iron gate.


[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 862.

Union Cemetery
Walker Township

The Union Cemetery was incorporated February 1, 1869. A group of citizens in the Mifflintown and Patterson area decided that a new cemetery "was needed for those wishing a place where they can be assured that graves will not be molested by the extension of the town or the onward march of improvement."

From Mifflintown, head east on old Route 22 now SR 3002 for 0.9 miles. The cemetery is on right side of road beside the Tuscarora Motor Lodge.

Weaver Family Cemetery
Walker Township

David Weaver [Weber] came to Juniata County with his wife, Elizabeth Stouffer, in 1806 and settled in that part of Juniata County which is now Walker Township. The Weaver Family was originally from Lancaster County. The immigrant settler Weber had three sons, George, Henry and Jacob. They settled in the area that is since known as Weaverland, near Blue Ball. Other Weaver family members are buried in the Lost Creek and Delaware Mennonite Cemeteries in Juniata County. Many are buried in Ohio. [1]

From Mifflintown follow SR 3002 [old Rt. 22/322], east for 2.4 miles to the intersection with Rt. 75. Turn left towards Rt.22/ 322 and drive 0.5 miles passing T 351 [Deerville Rd] on the right. Beyond Deerville Rd. is a grassy/ gravel area on the right side of the road. Park at this spot and walk the grassy lane out to the cemetery. The cemetery is enclosed by an old wrought iron fence and is underneath a grove of evergreen trees.


[1] Information from Noah Zimmerman, Richfield PA, 1970

Wirt - Knox Family Cemetery
Walker Township

All of the information on record in 1969 about this cemetery was obtained from individuals who lived in the area or on the farm on which the cemetery was located. None of the elderly people, life long residents of the area, could recollect any of the early history of the plot except that it had long been established when they were young.

One resident, who was 86 years old, related that when she was a girl of 5 or 6 years, she played over the cemetery area. Her father owned the farm and the home was an old schoolhouse that had been converted to a dwelling place by Elmer and Charles Wirt. She recalled that a man by the name of Knox corresponded with her father to see to the maintenance and repair of the cemetery and the fence surrounding it. This is the basis upon which the cemetery has been named.

Other information reported that there were at least 35 graves and that one of them was a veteran of the Revolutionary War.

In 1969, there was little evidence remaining that a burial plot had existed. The cemetery comprised the backyard of the dwelling place and the ground had the appearance of an ordinary backyard. Nearly all the markers had been removed or were broken. Those that remained (2 graves) were snapped off 6-10 inches above ground. Most appeared to be of native stone and were not engraved.
[1]

From Mifflintown, drive East on old Rt. 22 now SR 3002 towards Thompsontown for a distance of about 6 miles to SR 2005. Turn left onto SR 2005 and drive 0.5 miles. The cemetery lies to the right of the road, on the high bank in the rear of the dwelling place. The burial ground comprises the backyard of the dwelling.


[1] Wirt - Knox Cemetery File




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