A Beautifully Solemn Scene: The Lewisburg Cemetery, Pennsylvania


Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, is a wonderful place to appreciate history. The town has fortunately preserved its sense of place, with a vibrant downtown and excellent examples of historical architecture.

One of its underappreciated treasures is the Lewisburg Cemetery, filled with town history and architectural beauty; a place of inspiration and reflection. The cemetery reveals connections with the town’s collective past, and, like all cemeteries, it reflects the community’s history and culture, especially that period when the cemetery was created. The cemetery is therefore a gauge by which to measure the impact of events, both local and national.

The cemetery includes many prominent citizens: early founders, local leaders, and celebrities. Three congressmen, four professional baseball players, a president of Bucknell University, one Medal of Honor winner, and over 600 military veterans from each of the nation’s conflicts through Vietnam rest here. Chapters include: Lewisburg: Port on the Susquehanna, The Rise of Rural Cemeteries, The Town Needs a Cemetery, Cemetery Tour, Notable Burials, Other Prominent Burials, Facts & Figures, The Cemetery Today, and Sources. An index to full-names, places and subjects completes this work.

Robert M. Dunkerly

2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 120 pp.

ISBN: 9780788454721