Category Archives: Crossroads Cemetery

One of the oldest graveyards in the area, and perhaps the very oldest still in use; it includes some very old tombstones and a few grander monuments from the late 1800s.

Graham Monument, Crossroads Cemetery

Annie Graham’s daughter Ruth died in 1908 at only a few days old; Annie herself lingered for two and a half months, then died herself. The bereaved husband and father erected this monument with its statue of mother and baby. When he died eighteen years later, he was buried here, too, suggesting that he never remarried.


Elenor Shaner Tombstone, Crossroads Cemetery

The spelling “Elenor” is unusual; but in the early 1800s, a rural Western Pennsylvanian might well have spelled her name several different ways, or not at all. The stonecutter has made some very elegant letters.