Wayne County PAGenWeb Cemeteries

Taken from the book titled, A History of Sterling, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, by Rev Garford F. Williams, pages 35-36

The first cemetery or burying ground known to be in the present township, was the Methodist Church yard. This was the site of the home of Matthew Bortree, and it is thought that he is buried (approx. 1807) on this spot with several of the early settlers and their families. The second burying ground in Sterling is on the farm of George A. Howe, on the turnpike, south of the barn on the left of the road. The only distinguishing thing of the spot now is the slight knoll where perhaps thirty of the first settlers and their families are interred. George Stevens, David Noble and wife, Valentine Stevens and wife, and others were re-interred in the present Sterling Cemetery, or their marble slabs were removed if the bodies were not. Some of the Cliffs and Stevens as well as others are still buried here. The third burying ground in Sterling is the present one, which was begun in 1860. The money used to purchase this "God's acre" was given by the Trustees at the Methodist Church out of the estate left by Edward Mullensford. The Gilpin Cemetery, now in Dreher Township, situated northeast of the East Sterling Church was begun in 1823. The earliest grave stone is that of James Dobson who died January 23, 1823, aged 41 years. Richard Gilpin St., gave the land for this cemetery and is buried here. The Hazelton Cemetery is just over the line in Dreher township. It was donated as a private cemetery in 1857 by Abram Hazelton who was buried there in that year. The Catterson Cemetery is located in Sterling Township, on the road west from the village. The .land for the cemetery was given by Robert Catterson...The oldest stone is that of Matilda, wife of John Sheerer who died April 19, 1839. The Zion Cemetery was begun in 1846...Aaron Nelson and family, colored, are buried in this cemetery. Rev. Mendenhall is buried here. The oldest stone is marked 1846. The Mullensford family is buried in this cemetery. They were English and died without heirs and left their entire property to the Methodist Church in Nobletown.

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Surname Index  of this Cemetery Data Base (includes Wayne County burials and Wayne Residents buried outside of the county) or you can browse by cemetery name using links in table below

Wayne County Veterans Burial Database On the Wayne County Government website

 

Wayne County Cemeteries & Bordering Cemeteries in Other Counties

There are close to 150 known cemeteries in Wayne County.  Many of these are old family cemeteries. 

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This is not considered a complete listing of burials unless specified at an individual cemetery that it is complete as of a certain date.

Cemetery Name

Approximate Location and/or Township/City

Offsite Links & Misc.

A

Albright-Bennett

Dreher;  Located just south of the village of Newfoundland , on State Route 191.  It is on your left hand side as you are traveling out of Newfoundland . The cemetery sits back off of the road about 100 yards or so and is close to a large house. There is a sign designating it as Albright Bennett Cemetery .

Photo & Burials found at Find A Grave

Aldenville

Clinton Twp;   Across the street from the Aldenville Baptist Church on Route 170 North, which goes north from Route 6  (between Waymart & Honesdale) at Prompton. 5 to 6 miles straight north.

Burials at Find A Grave

Andrews (Private)

Purdy

 

Andrews (Private)

Salem; On private property about 200 yds from the intersection of Rts 348 and 590.  

Arlington

Salem; Route 590 near Wilmot's Nursery.  

Burials at Find A Grave

Avoy

Lake; East on Rt 590 through Hamlin corners. Past Lake Genero and the Hideout. Left on state Rt. 3006 one or two miles (Miller Road). Miller road intersects with Avoy road. Left on Avoy road 1/8 mile. Avoy Christian Church and Avoy Cemetery are on Right. Cemetery on both sides of church and behind it. Burials at Find A Grave
B

Baker (Private)

Damascus

 

Ball's Eddy

Buckingham

 

Barnes (Private)

Damascus

 

Bayley (Private)

Clinton Twp

 

Beach Lake

Berlin Twp

Burials at Find A Grave

Bennet-Albright

Dreher

 

Berlin (Private)

Berlin Twp  
Berlin Valley  

Burials at Find A Grave

Bethany

Bethany

Burials at Find A Grave

Beth Israel

Honesdale

Burials at Find A Grave

Bible Protestant

Rt 296 west side;  South Canaan

 

Bolkcom

Lebanon

Burials at Find A Grave

Bonear (Private)

Cherry Ridge

 

Boults

Damascus

 

Braman

Manchester

Burials at Find A Grave

Brink

Palmyra

 

Brooking

Mt. Pleasant;  located on Brooking Farm (private property) north of Pleasant Mount  

Brown (Private)

Damascus

Burials at Find A Grave

C

Calkins

Damascus

Burials at Find A Grave

Canaan Corners

Canaan Twp; Rt. 296, south from Waymart, east on state rd 3028

Burials at Find A Grave

Carr & Thurston

Preston

 

Carr (Private)

Preston

 

Catterson

Rt. 196, south of Rt 84, west at Sterling on rt 3002

Burials at Find A Grave

Clark

Waymart

 

Clemo

Cherry Ridge

 

Clinton Center

 Clinton Twp; Across from Clinton Baptist Church-on Rte 296 - From Honesdale take Rte 6 W to Rte 296 N. Cemetery on Left

Burials at Find A Grave

Compton (Private)

Cherry Ridge

 

Conklin Hill

Damascus

 
D

Darling

Cherry Ridge Twp; 413218N  0751739W Honesdale  

Dexter (Private)

Damascus

 

Drake (Old Stanton)

Waymart

 
E

East Canaan

Rt 296, exit east on Hetzel Rd, state rt. 3018;  South Canaan

 

East Dyberry

Dyberry;  East Dyberry Cemetery Association meets in the Bryn Mawr Conference Center  

Eddy

Hawley  

Edwards (Private)

Salem; located about 200 feet West of Rte. 191 just South of the intersection with Advent Road

Burials at Find A Grave

Equinunk

Buckingham

 
F

Fields (Private)

Lake

 
G

Galilee (M.E.)

Damascus

 

Gillow (Private)

Manchester

 

Gilpin

Dreher

 

Girdland

Lebanon

Girdland Cemetery Association meets in the Girdland Methodist Church

Glass Factory (Haines)

Dyberry  

Glen Dyberry

Honesdale - adjacent to St. John's Lutheran  

Gouldsboro (Lehigh)

Lehigh

 
Green Gables ?  

Green Gates

 Hawley - Route 590

connected to Walnut Grove, check both listings

Green Grove (M.E.)

Mt. Pleasant; on SR 670 about 2 miles from Pleasant Mt sign about 1mile from JCT 170 toward Honesdale.  Surrounded by old rod iron (rusted) fence.  
H

Hamlin

Hamlin, Salem Twp; Cemetery Road; Near Rt 590 & Rt 196/191 intersect

 

Hathaway (Private)

Manchester

 

Heazelton (Private)

Dreher

 

Hillcrest (Galilee)

Damascus; 414435N  0750756W per GNIS  

Hillside (M.E.)

Damascus

Hillside Cemetery Association meets in the Damascus Township Community Center, Conklin Hill Rd

Hine (Orson)

Preston

 
Holbert (Private) Berlin Twp; Located about one mile north of Lackawaxen up the Delaware River on the road to Westcolang and Mast Hope (that's the first Holbert Cemetery) and then you continue till you cross a railroad crossing and further down you go under the underpass and the cemetery (the oldest Holbert Cemetery with the first generation 1752-1819) is about.9 mile on the left.  

Hollisterville

Salem; Near Rt 590 & Rt 690 intersect; across from Hollisterville Bible Protestant Church

Honesdale (Old)

This cemetery is known as the Old Honesdale Cemetery or (erroneously) Old Methodist Cemetery.  It stood near a Methodist church but has always been the property of the borough.  The cemetery is not exactly on Chapel Street but can be accessed that way. Chapel Street is a short street almost (but not quite) directly opposite 10th street off the west side of Main Street just past Borough Hall.  It's on your left as you head north on Main Street.  Chapel runs from Main to Ridge Street and the old church (now an apartment building) can still be seen on the right at the corner of Ridge, and the cemetery is farther up the hill.  The Wayne County Historical Society has a transcription of gravestone inscriptions from the 70s and 80s. Quite a few bodies were moved to the newer Glen Dyberry Cemetery when it opened in 1860.

Burials at Find A Grave

Hopedale (Moravian)

Dreher

 

Howe (Jericho)

 It is on the west side of 196 that runs (south) from the Village of Sterling, Pa toward Pa 507; Sterling  

Hull

Mt. Pleasant

 
I

Indian Orchard

 Behind Christ Episcopal Church; Texas Twp

 
J

Jerusalem

Buckingham Twp; Route 247N from Lake Como, after you pass Camp Wayne, you will make a right turn onto Geer Road. When Geer Road comes to what looks like a Y stay right.  

Jewish

Honesdale -  adjacent to Glen Dyberry Cemetery  

June (Private)

Clinton Twp

 
K

Keen

 Canaan Twp; Off Rte. 6 east from Waymart, north on Elk Lake Rd, on left 1/4 mile in.  

Kellam (Stalker)

Manchester

 

Kingsbury Hill

Buckingham

 

Kinsbury (Private)

Clinton Twp

 
L

Lake Como (Laurel Hill)

Buckingham

 

Lakeville

Paupack

 

Lassley (Private)

Pike

 

Ledgedale

Salem; From the Ledgedale Campgrounds, cross the bridge, over Lake Wallenpaupack, straight ahead of you is Indian Rocks Community. Stop at the stop sign.  The road that crosses in front of you is Ledgedale Road (aka SR 3006).From the stop sign you can see the gate to the community. Cross the road, drive into the community past the gate, make a left turn at the first street, which is Quaking Aspen Lane. Drive to the end of the lane, you have reached Black Bear Road, turn left on to it. The cemetery is on the left as soon as you make your left hand turn.  Since you can only reach the cemetery by passing through the gate of the community of Indian Rocks, I would recommend stopping at the real estate office to obtain a pass.

 

Ledyard (Private)

Clinton Twp

 

Lee (Private)

South Canaan  

Little Peck

Mt. Pleasant

 

Little York

Preston

 

Lookout

Damascus; Take Rt 191 N out of Honesdale then make a right onto Callicoon.  Road, then another right hand turn onto Grist Mill Road. Cemetery on left next to Lookout United Methodist Church.  
Mc
McIntire (Private)

Berlin Twp

 
M
Maple Grove Cemetery 414353N  0752458W  Forest City  

Maplewood Evangelical

 Lake; Take MT. Cobb Hwy/Route 348.  Turn right (north) on Lake Henry Road.  It is 1.7 miles on your right.

Carl Peet

Maplewood Methodist

 Lake; Take MT. Cobb Hwy/Route 348.  Turn right (north) on Lake Henry Road.  Go 1.8 miles (you will pass Maplewood Evangelical Cemetery) and turn right on Maplewood Road.  Go past Circle Rd and Bob Black Rd.  1/2 mile on Maplewood Road on the right side.  Church has been torn down (2002).    

Marks (Private)

Damascus

 

Meredith

Mt. Pleasant

 

Milanville

Damascus

 

Miller (Private)

Lake

 

Mullins

Damascus

 

Mumford

Mt. Pleasant

 
N

Nelson (Private)

Dyberry  

Newport

Manchester

 

Newton

Buckingham

 

Nobletown (Sterling) Sterling Methodist

Rt 196 near Sterling

 
O

Old Shehawken (Stanton Hill)

Preston;  Just North of Shehawken Cemetery on SR 4037 about 1/2 mile on the right.  

Old Union (Priceville)

Manchester

 

Orson (Hine)

Preston

 

Orthodox (Pleasant View)

Mt. Pleasant

 

Osgood (Private)

Salem; Near Rt 191 & Rt 196 split.  It is located about 200 feet West of route 191 and about midway between the route 196 and Advent intersections

 

Overlook (Baptist)

Damascus

 
Overlook Cemetery 414210N  0750358W Damascus per GNIS  
P
Piatt Family Cemetery South Canaan/Lake Ariel Area; The cemetery is located on the Tannery Road, not far from Clemo Corners  

Pine Mill

Manchester

 

Peck

Mt. Pleasant

 

Purdytown

Paupack;  Wilson-Lakeville Road  
Q

Queen of Peace (St. Philomena)

Palmyra

 
R

Reed

 

 
Residents of Wayne County Residents of Wayne County whose burial locations have been submitted  

Riverdale

Honesdale - adjacent to Glen Dyberry Cemetery Association
570-253-4326

Riverview (German)

Mt. Pleasant

 

Robinson

Lebanon

 

Roese (Private)

Salem; State road 1013 & Shutkufski Road

 

Russian Orthodox

South Canaan  
S

St. Cecelia's (R.C.)

Mt. Pleasant;  Next to the St. Cecelia's church and it is just past the "Village of White's Valley" Sign on SR 670. Coming from Honesdale, there is the sign, then the cemetery and church, then woods again.

 
St. James Pleasant Mount  

St. James (R.C.)

Mt. Pleasant

 

St. John's (Lutheran)
German Lutheran

 Honesdale;  aka German Lutheran & Bethany; Located adjacent to Glen Dyberry Cemetery  
St. John's Honesdale  

St. John's (R. C)

Honesdale

 

St. Joseph's (R. C)

Damascus;  On route 191, slightly more than 2 miles north of Rileyville corners, rt 371; located adjacent to church.  

St. Juliana's (R.C.)

Mt. Pleasant

 

St. Mary Magdalen

Honesdale

 

St. Mary's (R.C.)

Salem; State roads 3008 & 3013 intersect in Ledgedale area.

 

St. Paul's Roman Catholic

Starrucca  

St. Patrick's

Canaan Twp

 

St. Peter & Paul (Orthodox)

Mt. Pleasant

 

St. Tammany (Private)

Damascus  
St. Tikhon's South Canaan  

Salem

Hamlin, Salem Twp; Cemetery Road  Near Rt 590 & Rt 196/191 intersect

 

Schoonover

 Honesdale; along rt. 191; 413532N  0751556W per GNIS  
Schoonover (Private)

Berlin Twp

 

Shaffer (Varden)

Off of Rte.296, north towards South Canaan, across the road from Big Hills Rd., turn right , twp. rd. (more like a path, it is dirt rd.), up on hill, on left.  South Canaan

 

Shehawken

SR 4037 - Preston  

Old Shehawken (Stanton Hill)

Preston;  Just North of Shehawken Cemetery on SR 4037 about 1/2 mile on the right.  

Sherman

Scott  

Sherwood

Mt. Pleasant

Burials at Find A Grave

Simon (Free Methodist)

Canaan Twp

 

Simontown

Pike

 

Simpson (Sherwood)

Preston

 
Smith Family (Private) Berlin Twp  

Smith Hill

Oregon

Smith Hill Cemetery Association meets in the Smith Hill Church

Starrucca

Starrucca  

Stephens (Private)

Preston

 

Stevens

Lebanon

 

Stinnard

Palmyra

 

Stockport

Buckingham

 
T

Taft (Private)

Pike

 

Tallman

 Preston; Intersection of Dixie Hwy & Hiclkory Hill Rd  

Tanner (Private)

Mt. Pleasant

 

Tisdale

Lake; 412732N  0752153W  Lakeville per GNIS  

Torrey

Oregon

 
Travis (Private) Berlin Twp  
U

Union Methodist

Manchester

 
V
Vine Hill Berlin Twp; 413531N  0750956W White Hills per GNIS  
W

Walnut Grove/ Old Hawley

Hawley [connected to Green Gates, check both listings]

 

West Preston

Preston

 

Wheatcraft (Private)

Lebanon

 

Wheeler Hill (Presbyterian)

Mt. Pleasant; North of Jct 670 on SR 4037 just south of Pleasant Mt sign.  

Wolf

Dreher

 
Z

Zion

2.5 miles from New Foundland, take Route 191 North (also known as Twin Rocks Road).  The cemetery is on the left hand side of the road and begins at the corner of Zion Road and ends at a private drive across from Forks Bridge. South of  RT 84, near state rt 3005; Sterling

 
Cemeteries  Closely Bordering Wayne County in Other Counties
And General Cemetery Sites PA/NY
Cemetery Name Approximate Location

Miscellaneous

Lackawanna County, PA

Abington Hills Cemetery    
All Saints Cemtery    

Cathedral Cemetery

Scranton  
Elmhurst Cemetery    

Fairview Cemetery

Elmhurst  

Hornbaker

Rt. 690, S. of Hamlin.  Cross over I-84. Left on SR 20004/left on Madison Road/ Go one mile.  On the right.  

Kizer

From Mount Cobb Road/Route 348 turn north on Cortez Road.  Cemetery is on the left approximately 3 to 6 miles.    

Madisonville Union

Rt. 690, S. of Hamlin.  Near crossover of I-84 and Drinker School.  

Newton Center

Newton Twp  

Potter Cemetery

Elmhurst area  

St. Catherines

Moscow area  

St. Joseph Cemetery

Minooka  

St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel

Dunmore, Mount Carmel Cemetery  

St. Rose

Carbondale, by Russell Park  

Monroe County, PA

St John's Evangelical

Directions: Off of 611 in Bartonsville, head south on Rim Rock Road, about 1 mile to Custard Rd., make a right, make the next right at the intersection.  The cemetery is on both sides.  

Shaffer School Cemetery

Business route 209, between Snydersville & East Stroudsburg  

Storm Burial Ground

North side of route 202 or 209, between Snydersville & East Stroudsburg. 1 and 2/10 mile NE on route 209.  Stop before curve in road.  Go into woods on left, 50 to 60 yards from road.  

Zion Lutheran Church 

in Shawnee, just off River Road  

Pike County, PA

Delaware Cemetery,  Dingmans Ferry Rte. 209, Dingmans Ferry, Pike Co., Pennsylvania  

Old Greentown/Kipp Cemetery

   

Old Paupack Cemetery

The "Old Paupack Cemetery" is on Rt. 507 north of the Paupack Post Office on the west side of the road.  

Pine Grove

near Matamoras, PA  

Cemetery at Reformed Dutch Church in Bushkill

 Rte. 209, Bushkill, Pike Co.  
Rowland Cemetery    

St. Mary's of the Assumption Cemetery

   

Susquehanna County, PA

Thompson

Main Street, Thompson, PA  

Broome County, NY

Hales Eddy

On Delaware River near Deposit, NY  

Cochecton County, NY

Cochecton    

Orange County, NY

Howells Cemetery

New Vernon Rd.  

Laurel Grove

Deer Park/Port Jervis area  

Historic Magagkamack Church Yard, ca 1737

East Main Street, in Port Jervis, Orange Co., NY, about a mile west of the Rte. 84 Port Jervis Exit 1  

Historic Mapes Family Cemetery

located on the corner of Rte. 211W and Boorman Road, Howells  

Plains Cemetery, Mount Hope, Otisville

Located on Rte. 11, Village of Otisville  

Sullivan County, NY

Glen Cove

Narrowsburg, NY area.  
St. Francis Cemetery    

New York

Kellam's (Long Eddy)

PA/NY line near route 370 going towards Hancock, NY  
Other Cemetery Resources
The Tombstone Transcription Project - Pennsylvania - Wayne County
Steuben County NYGenWeb Cemeteries
 

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