The Story Behind This Forgotten Pennsylvania Cemetery Is Incredibly Eerie
Hidden beneath overgrown brush and grass lie the coffins of an estimated 90,000 individuals – each with his own story, his own history, and his own family. Families who trek to this forgotten Pennsylvania cemetery can count themselves as lucky if they’re able to find their loved one’s grave. Some travel from miles away, only to leave disappointed after discovering the earth has somehow swallowed their loved one’s gravestone and, in effect, their loved one.
Plots sold years in advance, now pretty much invisible, lead to a terrible dilemma: What are the loved ones of the recently deceased to do when the plot their beloved family member purchased no longer exists?
Philadelphia’s golden history certainly gave few clues to Mount Moriah Cemetery’s bleak future. Who would think that it would be all but forgotten by everyone but loved ones of those buried there, history buffs, and a group of passionate citizens? Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, is an organization dedicated to helping clean up and restore the final resting place of so many who deserve to be remembered.
But, before we jump to the sad state in which Mount Moriah Cemetery now sits, let’s visit the storied past of this forgotten cemetery.
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Get a glimpse of Mount Moriah Cemetery from above. Click the video below:
The ending of the story behind this forgotten Pennsylvania cemetery has yet to be written but the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery and concerned community members are determined to make that ending a happy and a successful one.
To learn more about Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery or to get involved, click here to visit their website.
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