|The old Salisbury cemetery on the hill east of town, is a hallowed
spot. There are many graves in that cemetery that have been filled for
almost two hundred years. For a long period of time it was the only community
burial ground. When that tract of land was set aside by the town fathers
as a cemetery, burial lots were not sold, but people were free to bury their
dead in it in such location as most appealed them.
However, in the 1880's there arose a need for additional land for burial purposes, and we find that one April 7, 1887, the Salisbury Cemetery Company was formed. On June 6, 1887, we find the officers of that company purchased three acres of land that adjoined the old cemetery, which satisfied the needs of the community for many years.
The old burial ground holds the mortal remains of such venerated men as
Jost J. Stutzman, The Grammer King, Christian Shockey and David Kreider,
soldiers of the American Revolution, and many others who did a noble work
for country and community, Peter Welfley, to whom the community also owes
much, rests in the old cemetery overlooking the town where he labored so well.
(information taken directly from the Salisbury Centennial)
Click on links (below) to see individual headstones
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
Today our hearts were touched
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
Cheri , my friend; preserve it, my friend,
Street Scenes of Salisbury--Page One
Street Scenes of Salisbury--Page Two
|Street Scenes of Salisbury--Page Three||
: Photo's of the homes of Salisbury.
Aerial View of Salisbury
history of the Keagey House
The Johnson House
Overviews of Salisbury -- Page One
Overviews of Salisbury -- Page Two
Overviews of Salisbury -- Page Three
The Salisbury Union Cemetery