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  The Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery

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

Cemetery Name: The Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery 

Address: The Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church

250 South Buffalo Road

Washington, PA 15301 

Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Mailing Address: The Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church 
P.O. Box 103
West Middletown, PA 15379


Latitude: 40° 13' 26"N

Longitude: 80° 21' 36"W

Location: Hopewell Township

Directions: From Washington County Court House head west on West Chestnut, turn right at Jefferson Ave and travel for about 7 miles.  After the last 3 streets West Wylie Ave., Maple Avenue, and Woodland Avenue, then Jefferson Avenue has a "Y" type intersection at the funeral home (on the corner of Jefferson and Henderson Avenues, on the right side of street on Jefferson in Wolfdale PA).  Veer to the left and straight onto Route 844 and continue approximately 5.9 miles.  Then, turn left onto Buffalo Rd. S. / T661.  Go .2 miles to reach church and cemetery, which is on the left.

Background:   This cemetery served "Buffalo Village" and is said to contain the graves of 12 Revolutionary War soldiers among its over 480 burials.   There is little known historically about the Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Cemetery.  Its only mention is in a History of Washington County where the location of the Upper Buffalo Presbyterian church is given as a “spot near the northwest corner of the old burial ground, or "graveyard," as the old settlers in their austerity of speech as well as of manner loved better to express it.”  Organized in 1779, along with the Cross Creek church, by Dr. John McMillan. Its first pastor was Joseph Smith who served from 1780 until his death in 1792. 

Census: This data was collected by the DAR and is found in "Misc. Cemeteries" books found in the genealogy section of the  Citizens Library, Washington, PA.  The readings were done around 1937 so burial records are not complete.

More Information: Worship begins at 11 a.m. Sundays.

The church belongs to the Washington Presbytery

Washington Presbytery
P.O. Box 146 - 89 Lively Road
Eighty-Four, PA 15330-0146
724-222-1500 (phone) 724-222-7420 (fax)

One photo of this cemetery is on this site:

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.


Information Card for The Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Census List A to L for the The Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Census List M to S for the The Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Census List T to Z for the The Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery 

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