Fayette County Genealogy Project

Vance Cemetery - Upper Tyrone Twp.

Directions: The cemetery is located down the railroad tracks from Owensdale. Go toward Broadford about 3/4 mile to path on right, then about 1/4 mile after crossing between fields at second cut. It is a 15 minute fast walk. This cemetery was almost destroyed in the mid 1930s by the railroad being placed through it. About 2004 someone gathered some of stones and reset them and put a chain link fence around the cemetery. The man who told me of cemetery, said he lived near by. In the early 1950s and when hunting there he saw many marked stones standing against trees, and along railroad tracks. Those stones are now gone. There are about 10 unmarked fieldstones in the cemetery and several illegible stones.

GPS Location:

40.06906 N

79.59504 W

Transcribed from tombstones by Ken O'Neal