MUNICIPALITY:  Lamar Township
CEMETERY NAME:  Salona Methodist Episcopal Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  021


Number of Burials (approximate): 120

Dates of Activity: 1828 - 1985


CCGS, The Cemeteries of Lamar and Porter Townships (2003)



From the intersection of PA Route 64 and Long Run Road [PA Route 477] in Lamar Township [near the entrance to US Route 220], turn onto Long Run Road, headed south.  Continue on Long Run Road [PA Route 477].  Travel 1.3 miles on this road.  The cemetery will be on your left, alongside the road.

N41 10.500 W77 26.302

Landowner / Caretaker:

M E Cemetery

Salona, PA 17767






The Salona Methodist Episcopal Church was erected in 1828, being the first church in the community.  The first building stood in the lower corner of the present cemetery.  It was used until 1859, when it was torn down.  In that year, a structure was built just a short distance north from the cemetery, along Route 477.  Through denominational merger, the congregation is today known as Salona United Methodist Church.  The Methodist Episcopal Church is not to be confused with the Protestant Episcopal Church (American branch of the Church of England).

The cemetery was first used around 1830.  A large number of its occupants were moved to the Cedar Hill Cemetery after it was opened in 1869.  Consequently, many empty spaces can be seen in the cemetery, where burials were removed.

On 7 December 1889, the Salona Cemetery Company held a stockholders meeting at the home of John R. Thompson.  The following directors were named at that meeting: Daniel Herr, President; Ely Hyatt, Secretary; W. U. Herr, Martin W. Herr, G. W. Herr, George Krape, I. C. Stoner, J. R. Thompson, and G. W. H. Schreffler.  The company was chartered on 10 January 1890.  Its last recorded meeting was 12 July 1920.

The cemetery is well maintained, although it has not been active for about 20 years.

Lamar Township High School.  Early History of Lamar Township, December 1940.

Lock Haven Express, 2 December 1939.