Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Orphaned cemeteries in judge's hands

A judge in Lebanon County, Pa., will rule on who is responsible for two abandoned cemeteries in Palmyra, Pa. From the article:
A cemetery association was established by members of the two churches in
1867, but the association disbanded about 30 years ago, and the churches took
over management and maintenance of the cemetery.
Through the years, the
association’s records have been lost, so there is no list of members or lot
holders. The churches maintain that, because they are not the legal owners of
the cemetery, the responsibility for maintaining a neglected or abandoned
cemetery lies with the borough.

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