Kipptown Cemetery is the resting place for many of Greene Township’s earliest settlers. After extensive restoration of tombstones and grounds, the historic cemetery will be rededicated on Saturday, June 5, at 1:00 p.m.
Kipptown Cemetery, also known as Old Greentown Cemetery, was established in the early 1800s by the Isaac and Susannah Kipp family who settled along the East Branch of Wallenpaupack Creek in an area that became known as Kipptown. Over the years a total of 223 individuals are known to have been buried there. The ceremony will honor not only those who are interred there, it will also recognize the volunteers who maintain it and the donors who have given so generously to fund it restoration. Following comments by Pastor Arthur Frey, a tour of the cemetery will be led by Ruth Altemier and Ellen Drake.
Please contact Ruth Altemier at 570-676-4354 for more information and to let us know if you will be attending this event.
Directions: Kipptown Cemetery is located on Running Bear Lane, off Hemlock Grove Road, one half mile south of the village of Greentown. Turn onto Running Bear Lane and in one/tenth of a mile, turn left into a small lane that leads to the cemetery.
This event is sponsored through a generous donation provided by Business Partner Holley Ross Pottery.