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Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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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  • A huge public cemetery but it is also the memorial to the unkown victims that were found from the 1889 Johnstown flood 
  • Well kept property and a serene place to inter family members and loved ones when the time comes. Very professional staff and thoughtful helpers. 
  • Beautifully kept, large cemetery. Thanks to their online maps and registry I was able to find all of the plots for the branches of my family. I was able to honor the memory of my relatives, which mean...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Nice to take a walk. Very clean
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