Lancaster Friends Graveyard (former site),
Lancaster (city), Lancaster Co., PA

9. Lancaster Friends Graveyard (former site)

Located on the east side of South Queen Street, between Vine and Farnum Streets.


In 1759 this burial ground was laid out in association with the Lancaster Friends Meeting. A brick meetinghouse was also constructed on the site. In 1802 the meetings were discontinued here. The meetinghouse was sold in 1845 and eventually removed. The graveyard was sold separately and destroyed by 1874. No gravestone transcriptions were copied before the graveyard was destroyed. There were very few gravestones at this site because of Friends' disapproval of monuments while these meetings were active.


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Note: The textual information provided for each cemetery concerning location, history and record location is provided courtesy of the Lancaster County Historical Society and is taken from their c.1993 publication "Churches and Cemeteries of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania" by A. Hunter Rineer. To purchase this book or for additional information and records concerning cemeteries please contact the historical society at their website or email them at
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