Fayette County Genealogy Project

Providence Quaker Cemetery - Perry Twp.

Directions: Driving north on Rt. 51, turn left at the Perryopolis traffic light onto Quaker Church Road. Drive about 1.8 miles and the cemetery and old meeting house are on the right. However, there is a gate at the driveway and virtually no place to pull off to park a car. This cemetery can also be approached from Star Junction by turning west off Rt. 51 onto Tony Row Road. Go 1.2 miles, turn sharp right onto Quaker Church Road. Go 0.2 miles to the top of the hill and the cemetery is on the left.

This meeting was disbanded in 1870 and removed to Redstone (Hinshaw, "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy." Vol. 4). Consequently burials after that date should not be construed to indicate affiliation with the Quaker faith. In 1789, John Cope, trustee of the Quakers purchased 15 acres at Washington Twp (now Perry; Fayette Co, PA, Deed Book C, p148). In 1872, Louis Cope and Samuel C. Gilbert sold to Samuel Strickler, a tract of land containing 15 acres, situate in Providence, Perry Twp, excepting one acre containing a graveyard and meeting house (Fayette Co, PA, Deed Book 25, p148). In November 2006, the restored meeting house was falling into a state of disrepair, some the apparent result of vandalism. Structurally the building appears sound. Burials here range from at least 1805 (Mary Cope) to 1962 (Carrie Brown), and consist of over 100 internments. (Glen Swartz)



National Register of Historic Places; Fayette Co, PA.

Providence Quaker Cemetery and Chapel (added 1997 - Building - #97001243)

Also known as Providence Meeting House

Jct. of PA 4038 and PA 4036W, Perry

Period of Significance: 1750-1899

Owner: Private

Historic Function: Funerary, Religion

Current Function: Funerary, Religion

GPS Location:

40.07303 N

79.78206 W