St. James Episcopal Graveyard,
Lancaster (city), Lancaster Co., PA

15. St. James Episcopal Graveyard

Adjoins the north side and rear of the church at the northeast corner of Duke and Orange Streets.


This graveyard was established about 1744 and closed to further burials in 1908. Later this church used the Lancaster Cemetery for burials.

  • Earliest recorded burial-1752.
  • Latest recorded burial- 1908.


  • 1933- William F. Worner, Lancaster County Historical Society Papers, vol.37, (1933), p.137-160.
  • 1963- Robert D. Tunney, Lancaster County Historical Society Papers, vol.67, (1933), p.126-136.

Related articles:

  • 1901- "St. James Church Records", Lancaster County Historical Society Papers, vol.5, (1901), p.78-88.
  • 1916- "Old St. James Church Yard", Lancaster County Historical Society Papers, vol.20, (1916), p.99-125.
  • 1944- Harry Martin John Klein, The History of St. James' Church, 1744-1944, p.302-311.

The cemetery is located to the east side of the church.

A portion of the graveyard remains to the north of the church.

Historical Marker for St. James Episcopal Church.

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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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