CEMETERY NAME:  Hunt-Myers Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  026


Number of Burials (approximate): 5-10

Dates of Activity:  1800 - 1840


Documentation/Publication:  The Cemeteries of Allison Township, Castanea Township, Flemington Borough and the City of Lock Haven (2008)



From the intersection of Jay and Water Streets in Lock Haven (the courthouse), travel east on Water Street for 0.67 miles.  Turn right into the driveway of 966 East Water Street.  The cemetery sat in the yard beside and behind the home on your right, but no trace remains.  The area has been leveled and is now a private yard and garden.

GPS Coordinates for Hunt-Myers Cemetery

N41 08.213 W77 25.758

Landowner / Caretaker:

Robert Bush

960 East Water Street

Lock Haven, PA 17745

Ruth Chase

916 East Water Street

Lock Haven, PA 17745



Cemetery has been destroyed; preservation of site and remaining stone fragments.



The Hunt-Myers Cemetery was located in Lock Haven, between two adjacent properties, now owned by Bob Bushat 960 E. Water St., and Ruth Chase at 916 E. Water St., being mostly on the Chase property. At one time this was one property.

The name of the cemetery was originally “Hunt,” but in later years, after the acquisition of the land by Proctor Myers, it was also known as the “Old Myers” cemetery.

According to J. Milton Furey, in the Past and Present of Clinton County (1892), page 107:

"Joseph Hunt,who was a pioneer settler of 'Old Town' came here in 1790.  He erected the farm buildings previously mentioned that stood near the present site of the Eagle Hotel.  Here he resided until his death, in 1804.  Dr. Joseph Hunt,a grandson of this pioneer settler, was a successful and prominent physician of Lock Haven for many years."

Online genealogies indicate that this Joseph Hunt was born in Westtown, Chester County, PA, on 1 July 1733, a son of Joseph and Mary Hickman Hunt,nd died in Lock Haven on 27 Sep 1804; that he was married to Deborah Jonesnd then Nancy Ann Trego(5 May 1739 – 23 Sep 1804), and was at least initially a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers).

Joseph and Nancy were the parents of William, Gideon,Members of these families are probably the individuals buried in the family cemetery.