Fayette County Genealogy Project

Clare Cemetery - Springhill Twp.

Transcribed from tombstones by Gordon C. Baker

Directions: Starting at the intersection of Rt 119 and New Geneva Road (Rt 166) at the north end of the bridge over the Cheat River in Point Marion, go north on New Geneva Road 2.8 miles and turn left into Friendship Hill National Park. Go 0.3 miles to a parking area on the right. There is a sign showing the trails and the location of the Clare cemetery. The walk is about 0.6 miles to the cemetery and back. The cemetery is on the right above the trail with a stone wall around it. Besides Thomas Clare there are other graves in the walled cemetery. Clare was unmarried but owned and freed eleven slaves at his death. Some of the other burials may be these slaves.

GPS Location:

39.78127 N

79.92186 W

Surname Given Name(s) Born Died Notes
Clare Thomas 23 June 1814