Stephen Burg, “Shippensburg’s Locust Grove African-American Cemetery,” Cumberland County History 26 (2009): 33-47.
Professor Stephen Burg explores the history of the Locust Grove African-American Cemetery in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania in this article. The grandson of Shippensburg’s founder gave the land, which had been used as a slave burial ground, to the town’s black residents in 1842. Burg also provides details on some of the individuals buried in this cemetery (also known as North Queen Street Cemetery), including several veterans of the United States Colored Troops. In addition, Burg includes an index of the headstones in this cemetery.
This article has been posted online with permission from the Cumberland County Historical Society.