CLINTON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY CEMETERY GUIDE            

MUNICIPALITY:  Chapman Township
CEMETERY NAME:  Hyner Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  105

AKA:  Old Methodist Cemetery

Number of Burials (approximate): 300

Dates of Activity: 1840 - present

Documentation/Publication: 

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

 

Directions/GPS: 

From the intersection at Lock Haven University, travel West on PA Route 120 for approximately 19.9 miles.  After entering the Chapman Township limits, you will cross over a bridge which spans the Susquehanna River.  To your left, down in the valley (at this 19.9 mark), the cemetery is visible.  To reach it, continue on PA Route 120 until a point in the village of Hyner just past the Hyner Methodist Church, a total distance of 20.5 miles from Lock Haven.  There is a crossroads.  Turn left here, on Hyner River Road, going down to the river.  Where the road forms a ďT,Ē turn left.  Drive for approximately 0.5 mile until a gravel road appears on the left.  Drive on this road, as it curves out around a barn to the cemetery. See the map in the beginning of this book for a more detailed representation of the cemetery location.

N41 19.677 W77 38.227

Landowner / Caretaker:

Hyner Cemetery

Hyner, PA 17738

 

Condition/Needs: 

Excellent

 

History:

According to Linnís History of Centre and Clinton Counties, the village of Hyner was established on Hynerís Run as early as 1800.  A Methodist Episcopal church was erected in 1845, after missionary activity.  Probably about this time, or perhaps a little earlier, the Hyner Cemetery came into general use.  It has long been associated with the Methodist Church, and it is believed to have been taken from the McCloskey farm nearby, which incles the historic James A. McCloskey farmhouse.  Many unmarked fieldstones attest to the early usage of this burial ground.  It remains in active use.   An association for cemetery maintenance was formed in May of 1912.