MUNICIPALITY:  Burnside Township, Centre County (just across river from East Keating Township)
CEMETERY NAME:  Moore Family Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  064


Number of Burials (approximate): 20

Dates of Activity: 1830 - 1903

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CCGS, The Cemeteries of Colebrook, East Keating, Grugan, Leidy, Noyes, and West Keating Townships (2008)




James Moore, who may have come from the Nittany Valley originally, bought from Thomas Burgesnd settled in Keating Township (at that time a part of Grove Township, Lycoming County) in 1830.  He and his wife Margaret were pioneers. Moore served on the first Keating Township school board, as treasurer.  He canvassed the entire county in order to support Robert Luskfor Justice of the Peace; Lusk lost by one vote.  He was also instrumental in rescue efforts, saving several lives, during the Flood of 1847, when his own house was washed away.  He lived in the area for the rest of his life, being the oldest settler as of 1875, and dying in East Keating Township on December 16, 1888, at the age of 80 years.  His obituary states that his body was buried “in the family burying-ground across the river,” although no stone remains for him.  A small graveyard exists at this site, which is actually in Burnside Township, Centre County, on 70 acres of taxable property, now part of a hunting camp.  According to a 1900 map of Methodist Churches, a Methodist congregation or preaching point existed at Moore’s, marked on the map as this very property, but probably on the homestead side of the river.  Whether the congregation met in the Moore family home or had a separate building, is not immediately clear.

GPS = N41 15.888 W77 55.097

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From the intersection of Jay and Water Streets in Lock Haven (the Lock Haven Courthouse), travel west on Water Street for 1 mile.  Turn right onto PA Route 120 (Susquehanna Avenue) and travel 38.9 miles, to Keating.  Turn left onto Keating Mountain Road, which becomes gravel.  Travel 0.6 mile, crossing over the Sinnemahoning Creek and also crossing over railroad tracks.  After the tracks, bear sharply left onto Vincent Drive.  (If you would go straight you'd continue on Keating Mountain Road).  On Vincent Drive, at 0.4 mile you will cross railroad tracks.  Continue on Vincent Drive past a left-hand turn off to Miller Lane.  At 0.6 mile on Vincent Drive you can look across the West Branch of the Susquehanna River to your left and see a cabin at the mouth of Dry Run.  The cemetery is on a mound to the right of this cabin.  At 1.0 mile on Vincent Drive is a boat launch on your left so you can cross the river and head downstream to the cabin.

GPS Coordinates = N 41 14.267  W 77 54.427