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Finch Cemetery contains the graves of two Revolutionary War Veterans
The gravesites of Revolutionary War Veterans Josiah Pell and Isaac Finch are located in the Finch Cemetery near Route 247 in Greenfield Township, adjacent to Hickory Ridge Road. Mr. Finch died at 98 years of age and Mr. Pell at 95. “It is believed that both were buried in the cemetery somewhere during the years of 1845 to 1853.” The township is currently cutting down grass and weeds at the site.
Source: Newspaper clipping found in a scrapbook of Clara Goodrich circa 1933 entitled: “Graves of Soldiers Who Fought in ’76 Are Located Here” “Two Members of General Washington’s Army Buried in Greenfield Township.” (Courtesy of Clara Gardner)
The Heritage Museum (left) and Carpenter School no. 6, circa 1850 (right) is open on the first and third Saturday and last Sunday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.
To learn more about the Carpenter School or to schedule a special or group tour at the Heritage Museum, contact
Clara Gardner at (570) 282-2768.
Items available: hat, t-shirt, coffee mug, cookbook, commemorative holiday ornaments, stationery, and more.
The Greenfield Township Historical Society sponsors the Little Free Library and is open to the community.
Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front‐yard book exchanges number more than 75,000 around the world in 85 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Now, a new Little Free Library at the Greenfield Township Heritage Museum, 424 Route 106, Greenfield Township, PA 18407 (near the township municipal building) will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers.
“Our Little Free Library doesn’t just belong to us, it belongs to the whole township,” says Ann Marie Warren. “It’s our hope that this Little Free Library will bring a little more joy, a little more connection and a whole lot more books to our community.”
The Little Free Library nonprofit organization has been honored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation, and the American Library Association, and Reader’s Digest named them one of the “50 Surprising Things We Love about America.” Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared in Little Free Libraries.
To learn more, please visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.
For information about the Little Free Library at the Heritage Museum, contact Ann Marie Warren (570) 430-7220 or Patricia Bednarski (570) 222-4875.