MUNICIPALITY:  Gallagher Township
CEMETERY NAME:  Cryder Family Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  003


Number of Burials (approximate): 3-5

Dates of Activity: 1850-1862, possibly as late as 1910


CCGS, The Cemeteries of Gallagher, Pine Creek, and Wayne Townships (2005)



From the intersection of Jay and Water Streets in Lock Haven, PA, travel over the bridge to Lockport.  Turn right at the end of the bridge onto Route 664, and travel a total of approximately 18 miles.  Turn left onto Old Carrier Road and travel 0.9 mile.  The cemetery is on your left, on the knob of a hill in the woods, about 50 yards off the road.  It cannot be seen from the roads, and you must walk up to the top of the hill, and a short distance to the east end of the ridge to the gravesites.  The gravesites are in good repair.  The area, however, is heavily wooded, on private property owned by Jersey Shore & Mainsburg Hunting Camp, and conditions are ripe for timber rattlesnakes.  Visitors are encouraged to wait until after the first frosts to visit the cemetery, and to be cautious of stray bullets during hunting season.  It is advised to contact the owners of private property before crossing it.

[GPS data not yet acquired for this site]

Landowner / Caretaker:

Jersey Shore & Mainsburg ("JS & L") Hunting Camp

1409 Wells Road

Williamsport, PA 17702



Good / Access through woods could be improved



Philip and Rebecca Cryderwere early settlers in Gallagher Township.  They were living there with their children on the 1850 census.  Three of their children were buried on a hill on the old homestead farm in the mid-1800s.  A Mr. Cryder who was locally famous for building his own coffin, and who died in 1910, may also be buried here with his wife.