Want to Buy a Cemetery?

Here is a chance to purchase some land that is useful for genealogists: a cemetery. It even includes computerized records of all the “residents,” an aid for people seeking genealogical information. Hopefully, the new owners will continues to keep such records.

The Trinity United Church of Christ owns the 9.5-acre Trinity Cemetery on East Broad Street in Telford, Pennsylvania. The property includes a pavilion and some woods in addition to the cemetery. The part that’s already laid out for cemetery use included 1,194 burials, 846 grave sites that are sold but unoccupied and 435 available grave sites that are not yet sold, according to information prepared for potential buyers. Another 5,000 grave sites could be added in the grove portion.

“Really, how many cemeteries do you ever hear about being for sale?” said Lester Freed, a member of the church’s cemetery committee. “We have an opportunity here for someone.”

You can read the full story in an article by Bob Keeler in the MontgomeryNews.com web site at http://goo.gl/Ki8Y1c.

My thanks to newsletter reader Roger Barnes for telling me about this story.

 

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