1820 Cemetary in Avonmore
Martha

Oakland, CA

#1 Aug 3, 2009
We are descendents of Ulam/Townsend family, with graves on private farmland in town of Avonmore. We'd like to visit in early October. How do we get permission to enter property? Does Avonmore still have a historical society?
Thanks..Oakland, CA
Cappoletti

Burgettstown, PA

#2 Aug 5, 2009
I think there is an Avonmore Community Association web site, there may be some contact info there. There used to be an historical society. If I remember correctly the cemetary shows up on a USGS quad map.

Went up there as a kid, I really doubt the property owner(s) would mind someone visiting.

If you have problems figuring things out repost and I wil try to help you.
Martha

Oakland, CA

#3 Aug 5, 2009
Cappoletti wrote:
I think there is an Avonmore Community Association web site, there may be some contact info there. There used to be an historical society. If I remember correctly the cemetary shows up on a USGS quad map.
Went up there as a kid, I really doubt the property owner(s) would mind someone visiting.
If you have problems figuring things out repost and I wil try to help you.
Thank you for offering to help!
My father is 87 and lives in Southern California.
He is Frederick Ulam, raised in Pittsburgh. We are coming to Pittsburgh early October and I would like to take him to the old family cemetary. At one time it was on property owned by the Clines. We visited in 1996 and had to walk in. My dad is an amputee, and I would like to be able to drive in. I think there are metal posts blocking the place. I think the entry is a 5th street.
AvonmoreCommunit yAssoc

Apollo, PA

#4 Sep 13, 2009
We think the property you refer to is now owned by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County. You may want to contact them.
jcp

Irwin, PA

#5 Sep 13, 2009
Martha wrote:
We are descendents of Ulam/Townsend family, with graves on private farmland in town of Avonmore. We'd like to visit in early October. How do we get permission to enter property? Does Avonmore still have a historical society?
Thanks..Oakland, CA
I can take you there...2 places that I kmow of
jcp

Irwin, PA

#6 Sep 13, 2009
He will never make it to the one in Avonmore. The one located atop Edmon....maybe
Martha

Oakland, CA

#7 Sep 14, 2009
Actually, we made it. Contacted the owners,
who kindly mowed the path up the hill.
Thank you for all your suggestions..

Since: Nov 09

Avonmore

#8 Nov 6, 2009
Martha wrote:
Actually, we made it. Contacted the owners,
who kindly mowed the path up the hill.
Thank you for all your suggestions..
Congratulations Martha. I used to run from my house by the pump station and through the old graveyard. As I remember it without the help of the owners you would have had a big challenge in getting your father to the site. Anybody remember hearing about Chop Chop Charlie?
Martha

Oakland, CA

#9 Nov 6, 2009
Tames wrote:
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Congratulations Martha. I used to run from my house by the pump station and through the old graveyard. As I remember it without the help of the owners you would have had a big challenge in getting your father to the site. Anybody remember hearing about Chop Chop Charlie?
Who was "Chop Chop Charlie?" Also, is there another way into the cemetary from 5th street?
yes

Apollo, PA

#10 Nov 6, 2009
good luck
Cemetery

Chicora, PA

#11 Nov 9, 2009
Haven't been there in years, Curious if the gravestones can still be read
Martha

Oakland, CA

#12 Nov 9, 2009
Cemetery wrote:
Haven't been there in years, Curious if the gravestones can still be read
Yes, you can read the stones. I hope this 200 year old cemetary, with my ancestors, doesn't just disintegrate...
Martha

Oakland, CA

#13 Nov 9, 2009
Yes, you can read the stones. I really hope this old cemetary doesn't just disintegrate..
Cemetery

Chicora, PA

#14 Nov 9, 2009
I have to get up there....I have ancestors either buried there or St James
zelpha bucci

Westland, MI

#15 Jan 5, 2012
does avonmore had a graveyard and if what is the name and where is it my family is buried in westview cemetery,iam a member of find a grave,and there are volunteersin avonmore that take pictures of headstones for people iam waiting for them to take some pictures for me at the westview cemetery my cousin grow in avonmore her name is rose ann thornhurst,she come there to visit her friend,if avonmore has a graveyard iwonder if any hensel or galvin are buried there thank
Renee

Vandergrift, PA

#16 May 13, 2013
Martha wrote:
We are descendents of Ulam/Townsend family, with graves on private farmland in town of Avonmore. We'd like to visit in early October. How do we get permission to enter property? Does Avonmore still have a historical society?
Thanks..Oakland, CA
I would really love to get in touch with you if possible about this family. I am doing some research for the current tenant and hope to find out more information. Thanks!!
Renee

Apollo, PA

#17 Jun 2, 2013
Martha wrote:
Yes, you can read the stones. I really hope this old cemetary doesn't just disintegrate..
Hello Martha, I have been tryng to reach you regarding the Townsend family cemetary. My friend and I have cleaned it up cosiderably with some teens who helped up to make it respectable again. But we also would love more history. please get in touch if you can :)

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