Fayette County Genealogy Project

White School Cemetery - Masontown

Contributed by Patricia Lubits Gump

The White School House (Old Veterans) Cemetery is on a 66 by 165 foot lot deeded to the people in 1798 by John Mason, founder of Masontown. The lot was to be used for school purposes, the teaching of German and English, and Religion and Morality. A white wooden building, known as the White School House, was located on the property. Several Revolutionary War, and possibly War of 1812 Veterans were buried in the back portion of the lot, bordering Back Lane. Unfortunately, a neighbor removed the tombstones to create a walkway, probably in the late 1940's so that the names of the veterans are unknown.

Directions: From the intersection of Main Street (Rt 166) and Church Street in Masontown, go east on Church Street one block and turn right on Water Street. Go 0.1 miles and after the stop sign there are 4 lots on the right until you reach the alley. The third lot from the stop sign is where the cemetery and school was located.

GPS Location:
39.84477 N
79.89824 W