|Posted on February 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM|
Riverview Cemetery is a large cemetery located in Huntingdon Borough. The cemetery is maintained by borough employees. If you are lucky enough to find the caretaker, you can sometimes luck out and be allowed to visit the office, where you can view the origianl burial cards. The cemetery sits atop a hill over looing Stone Creek and is the resting place for some of Huntingdon's most notorious families.
The cemetery is a maze of gravestones that covers several city blocks. The roadways are narrow, steep, and confusing. The tombstones sometimes are just as confusing to newcomers, because at first glace, they appear to be turned every which way! Due to the size of the cemetery, no one has ever really taken on the monumentous task of transcribing the entire cemetery. One student did a portion of the cemetery for part of his Eagle Scout project a number of years ago.
It has always been a goal of mine to transcribe the cemetery, but it is an undaunting task. It would be much more realistic to be given access to the records and to type those up rather than trying to read the tombstones. Fortunately, so many records are now available on-line through the generous donations of others and sites such as Find-a-Grave and Billion Graves.
This week, Larry Wilson, shared two Excel spreadsheets with me that list over 8,000 burials in Riverview Cemetery. I am not quite sure where he acquired this list, but he granted permission for me to share this information with others. So, I created a Riverview Cemetery transcription page on the website to share his information.
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