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Information Card for Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Cemetery - Dunningsville PA
WASHINGTON CO., PA.

Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database – compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001. jgnestor AT comcast.net 


Cemetery Name: Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Cemetery 

Address: 45 Church Rd., Eighty Four, PA 15330 (church address) 

Phone: (724) 225-3431 (church) 

Lat: 40°10'25.12"N, Lon: 80° 5'15.47"W
Somerset Township

Location: Dunningsville, Somerset Twp., Washington Co., PA.  From Interstate 70, take the Dunningsville exit. Take SR 1055 north approx. 1/4 mile. Church and cemetery are on the road to the right. 

Directions: From Eight-Four, PA take PA-136 east for 2.0 mi; turn right at Brownlee Rd/State Route 1055 for 0.9 mi; turn left at Church Rd, cemetery will be on the left in about 0.2 mi, just before the Church.

Background: "The Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church was founded by [ Reverend ] John McMillan, August 24, 1775. It is the oldest church west of the Monongahela River. The first church built of logs was located in the cemetery near the Revolutionary War interments. The current structure was erected in 1824 from clay bricks made on the site. Old Redstone Presbytery was organized nearby in the cabin of John Stevenson on September 19, 1781." 

Census: Published in "Pigeon Creek Cemetery", 3 Volumes.  

The data on this website was collected by the DAR and found in the genealogy section of the Washington PA library. The data is from 1934 so the burial records are not complete but are published in "Miscellaneous Cemeteries, Washington Co., PA", Vol. 2. Copies of both books in genealogical collection at Citizens Library in Washington, PA.  

More Information: The cemetery is fairly large and still in use. The oldest burials are near the bottom of the hill below the church. Some of these date from the early 1800s. Newer burials are behind the church. The note from the DAR says “The Church is in fine condition having been repaired – the third building on or near the same location. Beautifully located on a high hill and a fine cemetery kept in fine condition.”

A partial listing of burials is also on line at:

http://www.interment.net/data/us/pa/washington/pigeon.htm 

NOTE:  "Pigeon Creek", as a creek flowing through Washington County, Pennsylvania, lent its name to many churches near or on its banks.  Take care to note the denomination of the church you seek because it is easy to confuse the "Pigeon Creek" churches.

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Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database – compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001. jgnestor AT comcast.net


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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