MUNICIPALITY:  Grugan Township


Number of Burials (approximate): 40

Dates of Activity: 1874 - present



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



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 20.5 miles.  Turn left onto Hyner River Road, crossing the railroad tracks and bearing left to follow the river.  From the turning, travel 5.7 miles down the river.  Bear right on Grugan Township Road, not left onto Rattlesnake.  Travel 1.8 miles, a total of 7.5 miles.  Turn left and take the road up over the embankment, across the railroad track to the Fisher place.  You need to go back through the fields, the Grugan cemetery is off to the left at the woods.  On the right side of this property, the grave of Nancy Kepler is at the barn.  From the point that you cross the river on Hyner River Road, the road is gravel, very narrow, and runs along the river only a few feet above the water with a high railroad embankment on the other side.  It is thus narrow with almost no room to turn around for miles at a time, and is prone to flooding at certain times of the year. 

GPS = N 41 15.441 W 77 36.434

Landowner / Caretaker:

Glen Union Cemetery

Glen Union, PA 17738



Good; wooded area could be cleared of small trees and growth.




The Grugans were early settlers on the flats across from this site.  The brothers James and Alexander Grugan had homes at the center of what became the settlement of Glen Union, named for the two glens (stream valleys) that came from the mountains and emptied into the Susquehanna at that place.  While the original village was on the west side of the river, settlement expanded across the Susquehanna with the introduction of the railroad and the simultaneous arrival of major lumbering industries.  A small community cemetery was established on the Grugan lands on the east side, in the corner of one of the fields, and was in use for about sixty years.  One individual, Nancy Kepler, was buried at the barn on an adjoining property, for currently unknown reasons.