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Green Lawn Cemetery - Chester Township, Pennsylvania

Green Lawn Cemetery - Chester Township, Pennsylvania

 Greenlawn Cemetery. Chester Township, Pennsylvania. The grounds are neglected, but visitors still come here. May 31, 2017.

Greenlawn Cemetery. Chester Township, Pennsylvania. The grounds are neglected, but visitors still come here. May 31, 2017.

 Green Lawn Cemetery in Chester Township, Pennsylvania has no money and no official caretaker.

Green Lawn Cemetery in Chester Township, Pennsylvania has no money and no official caretaker.

Located at:

Across from Haven Memorial Cemetery at 2500 Concord Road, Chester Township, PA.

About:

Green Lawn Cemetery in Chester Township, Delaware County has been in existence since 1907. Money was never set aside for perpetual care. After it filled-up, the money flow stopped. Eventually the cemetery was abandoned. Volunteer groups have tried to help in the past. It seems some people bring their own lawn mowers here to maintain their relatives' graves, as you will see in my May 2017 photos below.

This cemetery is fairly substantial in size. It is a huge amount of work to properly mow and trim the grounds, if there were anyone willing to do this.

Resources:

Here is a news story from 2013 about a volunteer effort to maintain the cemetery: 

http://www.delcotimes.com/article/DC/20130706/NEWS/307069972

A more recent news report, from January 2017, can be found here:

http://6abc.com/news/families-upset-about-poor-conditions-of-delco-cemetery-/1711334/

 March 7, 2017 - Green Lawn Cemetery is looking good compared to my last visit, which was last spring. The grass had been uncut for a while.

March 7, 2017 - Green Lawn Cemetery is looking good compared to my last visit, which was last spring. The grass had been uncut for a while.

 Photo: Green Lawn Cemetery in Chester Township, PA.

Photo: Green Lawn Cemetery in Chester Township, PA.

Below: Photo set from November 8, 2017 shoot. Somebody cut most, but not all of the grass/brush.

 May 2, 2018.

May 2, 2018.

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