CHS May 16, 2018 Meeting

May 16 – Studying the Charlestown Presbyterian Cemetery

Presented by Dr. Laura Sherrod, Kutztown University

  • Charlestown Historical Society Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm.
  • Charlestown Elementary School Cafeteria   
  • (please park on right side in the parking lot near the bus garage)

Charlestown_Revolutionary_War_Cemetary_2_2007-1Our May 16th meeting is a presentation by Dr. Laura Sherrod, Professor of Geology at Kutztown University who, together with her students has been conducting a ground penetrating radar and magnetometer study of the Charlestown Presbyterian Cemetery, commonly referred to as the Revolutionary War cemetery.   Their goal is to locate unmarked graves and a mass burial pit thought to hold the remains of 50+ soldiers.  Research into the subsurface may show the location of the original Charlestown Presbyterian Church built in 1742.  In addition to a visit on October 13, she and her students visited the cemetery several times this winter to gather additional data.  The cemetery is located across from Charlestown Playhouse on Charlestown Road.

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