MUNICIPALITY:  Chapman Township
CEMETERY NAME:  McCloskey Family Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  049

AKA:  Schoolhouse Hollow Cemetery

Number of Burials (approximate): 10 - 70

Dates of Activity: 1790 - 1870


CCGS, The Cemeteries of Chapman Township and Renovo Borough (2001);  revised edition, to include full cemetery records, is currently in preparation



From the Lock Haven University intersection, drive west on PA Route 120, for 18.8 miles.  On the right, after crossing the Chapman Township line, is a grassy path leading back through the woods, barred with a metal gate.  Park along the road and walk back this path to the cemetery.  It is advisable to check with the owners of the property, Mr. and Mrs. Poorman, as this cemetery is on private property, which is generally used for a hunting camp.  This is very near the area known as “Schoolhouse Hollow.”

N41 18.751 W77 38.083

Landowner / Caretaker:

Gerald E. and Sharon P. Ford

190 Rome Drive

Newport, PA 17074



Very Good; two footstones could be replaced that are currently off in the trees.



Felix McCloskey and his family settled along the Susquehanna at a very early date.  He resided there at the time of his death, in 1794.  He, along with other relatives and early settlers, is believed to be buried in what is known as the McCloskey family cemetery.  It is conjectured that some graves were removed from this cemetery.  Nearby stood the McCloskey-Farwell homestead.  McCloskey’s Island is in the river not far away.  Today only a few headstones remain, but evidence indicates as many as 70 graves exist on the site.