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)
Our 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.