MUNICIPALITY:  Noyes Township
CEMETERY NAME:  McSherry-Werts Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  092

AKA: Barneys Run Cemetery

Number of Burials (approximate):  20

Dates of Activity:  1858 - 1901



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 26.6 miles to the center of Renovo.  Turn left onto State Route 144 and cross the bridge over the Susquehanna to South Renovo, traveling 0.2 mile on this road.  Turn right onto Barneys Run Road and travel 0.1 mile.  The road is gated at this point as it crosses Halls Run on an old bridge.  Cross the stream and turn right.  Keep to the right as a path veers off to your left.  At 0.6 mile on Barneys Run Road is the second gate, which must be unlocked.  At 2.6 miles, bear left as another road goes off to the right.  At 2.7 miles, in the vicinity of the cabin, continue straight as several paths diverge.  Just past this, you must ford Barneys Run.  At 2.8 miles, turn right through a narrow gap in the pine trees on a path toward the river.  At 3.3 miles, the cemetery is on your left, on a small knoll.  Note that this road is really a gravel, dirt, and leaf-covered path that skirts a very high cliff over the river, with no guide rail.  Snow can come down and cover the road at any time during the winter, and it is extremely treacherous after rainfall.  A four-wheel drive vehicle is a must.  The gates are generally locked, and one must consult with Mr. Glenn Brookens, owner of the land, at 570-923-1047, to gain access.

Landowner / Caretaker:

Werts Cemetery

Shintown, PA 17764

[must contact Glenn Brookens, 243 Pennsylvania Ave, Renovo, PA 17764]






Barney McSherry came from Maryland to the Westport area about 1810 or 1815.  His wife was Mary Caldwell, a daughter of James Caldwell, the pioneer settler of Westport.  Barney settled in the area that was named Barney's Run.  A daughter married George Armstrong, and Samuel and Nancy (Pfoutz) Werts also settled in the area.  These individuals used a burying-ground on the place, on the south side of the river, for the sepulture of their dead.  It is said that when George Armstrong's wife died, she could not be buried with him due to the height of the river, and was instead buried at Robbins Cemetery on the other side.