Slate Hill Cemetery

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Slate Hill Burying Ground (Cemetery)
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Slate Hill Burying Ground (Cemetery). October 2012.
Slate Hill Cemetery is located in Pennsylvania
Slate Hill Cemetery
Slate Hill Cemetery is located in the US
Slate Hill Cemetery
Location Junction of Yardley–Morrisville Road and Mahlon Drive, Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°13′56″N 74°49′39″W / 40.23222°N 74.82750°W / 40.23222; -74.82750Coordinates: 40°13′56″N 74°49′39″W / 40.23222°N 74.82750°W / 40.23222; -74.82750
Area 1.3 acres
Built 1698
NRHP Reference # 92000397[1]
Added to NRHP April 28, 1992

Slate Hill Burying Ground (Cemetery) is a historic cemetery in Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania, with most of its graves dating to 18th century Quaker settlers. It is located at Yardley-Morrisville Road and Mahlon Drive.

Established in 1690, it is probably the oldest burial ground in Bucks County. The earliest gravestone is dated 1698, but unmarked graves may be even earlier. The cemetery consists of three sections: the first was given in 1690 by Thomas Janney; the second given in 1721 by Abel Janney; and the last given in 1788 by Joshua Anderson. The Anderson grant created the first public cemetery in Lower Makefield Township. The two earlier sections are known as the Quaker section.

The Quaker section has 185 marked graves out of a total of 487, most pre-dating 1800. The public section has 96 marked graves including those of six free African Americans who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.[2][3]

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Ralph N. Thompson (July 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Slate Hill Cemetery" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Slate Hill Burying Ground (Cemetery)". Delaware and Lehigh Canal National Heritage Corridor. National Park Service. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 

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