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Information Card for Florence (Cross Roads) Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Kings Creek) Cemetery

Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database – compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001.

Cemetery Name: Florence (Cross Roads) Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Kings Creek) 

Address: 1088 Steubenville Pike

Burgettstown, PA 15021

Contact: Paris Presbyterian Church

127 Steubenville Pike, 

Burgettstown, PA, 15021

Phone:  (724) 729-3450 

 (724) 947-9892 (church) 

Location: On Rt. 22 in Florence, Hanover Twp., Washington Co., PA. 

Note:  The Florence Presbyterian Church (Florence, Washington County, Pennsylvania)
merged with the Paris Presbyterian Church in November 2005. The cemetery remains but there is no longer an active church at this address.

Latitude: 40°25'55.95"N 

Longitude: 80°26'9.74"W

Directions: From Burgettstown follow PA-18 N for 4.5 mi; slight left at Steubenville Pike, the cemetery is on the right about .01mi.

Background:  According to Boyd Crumrine’s, "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men" (Philadelphia: L. H. Leverts & Co., 1882), the Florence cemetery dates from around 1799 when the church at Kings Creek was moved to Cross Roads (later named Florence). In this old ground, many of the old settlers in this section of country were buried. The Rev. Robert Fulton, who founded the Florence Academy in 1832, died Aug. 20, 1842, in Wellsburg, Va., in the 38th year of his age, and was buried at in this cemetery at Cross Roads/Florence PA. The Rev. Elisha McCurdy was buried here, and the following is inscribed upon his tombstone:

"In memory of the Rev. Elisha McCurdy, Late Pastor of the Congregation of Cross Roads. Born October 15th, 1763. Licensed June 24th, 1799. Ordained and Installed Pastor June, 1800. A Pastor 35 years and minister of the Gospel 46 years. Died July 22d, 1845. He took an active part in the great revival of 1802, and was distinguished for his zealous labors in the cause of Indian Missions."

Census: This data was collected by the DAR and found in the genealogy section of the Washington PA library. The data is from 1937 so the burial records may not be complete.  Published in "Miscellaneous Cemeteries, Washington Co., PA." Vol. 1, 1939. Copies in genealogical collection at Citizens Library and Washington Law Library in Washington, PA. 

More Information: An enumeration of tombstones and transcriptions of various church records are contained in the booklet titled "Florence (Cross Roads) Presbyterian Church (Originally Kings Creek), Washington Co., PA" by Robert C. and Agnes D. Kreutzberg, pub. 1986. Order the booklet from the authors at 253 Virginia Ave., Chester, VA 26034 for $12. 

Note: The Paris Presbyterian Church web site states: "In November of 2005, the Florence Presbyterian Church merged with the Paris Presbyterian Church. A celebration service was held at that time to welcome all of Florence members to our flock (abbreviated quote)."

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Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database – compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001.

Note: The numbering is not any reference to the cemetery records, if any exist at all.  Instead, the numbering is only a count on this alphabetical list.


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