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Church WASTELAND

Wasteland Cemetery
Lancaster County,
Pennsylvania

WASTELAND CHURCH

Legend: General Steele gave the land for the church and cemetery to William Knott. Hence the name Knott's Run. A small stream flowing near and into the Octoraro Creek. The church was built in 1827 but meetings were held in homes as early as 1822. Reverend Simpson was the first pastor, later to become a noted Bishop and was an eminent friend of Abraham Lincoln.


There are no marble or granite stones, none that I could find were marked; but there are dozens of stones set on edge with in this cemetery. Many show not more than a file card, some are enveloped in the trees. The Cemetery is still walled with field stone.

Contributed on 6/12/08 by elizhgene
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Submitted: 6/12/08 • Approved: 6/27/08 • Last Updated: 4/1/18 • R10864-G0-S3

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