Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown

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Grandview Cemetery is a cemetery located at 801 Millcreek Road in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.The cemetery association that operates Grandview was founded in 1885 to accommodate Johnstown's rapidly growing population. The first interment was that of Lucretia Hammond of Kernville (now a part of Johnstown), who was buried on April 30, 1887.The land for the cemetery, west of the city on Yoder Hill, was purchased from the Cambria Iron Company.In the late 1880s, a steep and winding mile-long road named Millcreek Road was constructed to the original entrance of the cemetery, but in 1904 it was found necessary to create a new entrance to the cemetery at Bucknell Avenue.The cemetery is best known because of the aftermath of the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Many of the flood's 2,209 victims are buried there. A section of the cemetery called the "Unknown Plot" contains the bodies of 777 flood victims who could not be identified. A monument to the flood victims was purchased by the state of Pennsylvania and dedicated on May 31, 1892 before a crowd estimated at 10,000 that included the governor of Pennsylvania.As of March 31, 1992, the total number of interments at Grandview was 57,006. The cemetery contains 47 burial sections and more than 235acre, and is one of the largest in Pennsylvania.Notable burials Warren Worth Bailey Jacob Miller Campbell Elmer Cleveland John G. McCrory Daniel Johnson Morrell George W. Reed John Marshall Rose John Phillips Saylor Howard William Stull Boyd Wagner Anderson Howell Walters George M. Wertz John Irving Whalley John Murtha Elijah Payne Winchester
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  • August 9, 2017
    This is a final resting place not only for locals but for people that were lost in the great flood. There is also lots of things to discover for you history buffs. I personally have family buried ther...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    I always make time to visit the cemetery when in town. I have several family members buried here. Yes it is personal and massive with beautiful views. Whomever said they didn't see any views apparentl...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    This is a very large, well groomed, cemetery set in a beautiful range of mountains. The views are spectacular. The graves are interesting, spanning hundreds of years. You can really see how the cultur...  more »
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  • April 7, 2017
    Family is "there". Well maintained, generally a quiet place to reflect on life, family.
  • July 7, 2015
    Clean and well maintained. A visit to the flood memorial was a reminder to me that we are all here for a finite time. But this memorial was worth visiting to see thatpeople care.
  • April 3, 2012
    Nice to take a walk. Very clean

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