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Featured Marker:
Locust Grove Cemetery
Dedicated: Monday, May 28, 2007
County: Cumberland
Marker Type: Roadside
GIS Coordinates: 40.056371-77.514924

Location: 100 block of N Queen St., Shippensburg

Marker Text: Burial ground for slaves and free blacks since the early 19th century and site of Shippensburg's first African American church, established 1830s. Edward Shippen Burd granted the land to Shippensburg’s African American community in 1842. It was the only public cemetery open to African Americans in the area until the late 20th century. Graves of veterans from the Civil War to the Vietnam conflict include those of twenty-six Civil War soldiers.
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