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Information Card for Lower Ten Mile Presbyterian Cemetery Association

Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database  compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001.

Cemetery Name: Lower Ten Mile Presbyterian Cemetery Association 

Address: c/o Janet Walther; 1346 Amity Ridge Rd., Washington, PA 15301 

Phone: (724) 229-8393 (Amity United Methodist Cemetery)

Amity United Methodist Church

644 Amity Ridge Road

Amity, PA 15311

Latitude: 40 2'17.67"N

Longitude: 8012'17.79"W

Location: Rt. 19, Amwell Twp. in Amity, Washington County, Pennsylvania
PA next to the Amity Methodist Cemetery. 

Background:  From 1773, the Upper and Lower Ten Mile congregations shared a pastor and but had both an upper and lower house for worship. In 1831, there was a split in the church and the Lower Ten Mile Church became affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which put greater emphasis on the revivalistic techniques championed by the Great Awakening. For the most part, the CPC's constituency and theology resembles that of the United Methodist Church, appealing mainly to long-established families with revivalistic religious tastes and generally conservative cultural dispositions, derived chiefly from the agricultural orientation of most of its historic territory, the Upper South. 

The denomination as a whole has a socially progressive tradition. Cumberland Presbyterians were among the first denominations to admit women to their educational institutions and to accept them in leadership roles including the ordained clergy. Cumberland Presbyterians were also early to ordain African-Americans to the ministry. 

The Lower Ten Mile Cemetery was shared between the Presbyterian and Methodist congregations in Amity. 

This cemetery is also known as the Amity Presbyterian Cemetery. It is a large cemetery that had approx. 800 burials in the 1978 census and is still active. 

Census: This data was collected by the DAR and found in the genealogy section of the Washington PA library. The data is from 1936 so the burial records may not be complete. The DAR data said that the cemetery was in fine condition and located on the top of a hill on town but they noted a number of stones down or unreadable. Published in Rural Reflections of Amwell Twp., Washington Co., PA. Vol. 3, 1978. Copy in the genealogical collection at Citizens Library, Greater Canonsburg Public Library and Washington Law Library. 

More Information: Near the entrance to the cemetery is a memorial stone to Reverend Thaddeus Dodd

1740 Lower Time Mile Cemetery 1793
The Reverend
Thaddeus Dodd
Graduate of Princeton College 1773
Pioneer Preacher and Educator
Founder and First Pastor of the 
Upper and Lower Ten Mile Presbyterian
Churches 1779-1793
Established the first
Classical School west of the 
Allegheny Mountains in 1782
A Trustee and First Principal
Of Washington Academy
Chartered in 1787
Which was a forerunner of Washington College and Washington and Jefferson College
This memorial upon the site of the First Log
Church and in the church yard (near) where he is buried, was erected in 1935.
By His Descendents
The Two Churches He Served and
The Presbytery of Washington Lower Ten Mile Cemetery

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Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database  compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001.

Note: The numbering is not any reference to the cemetery records, if any exist at all.  Instead, the numbering is only a count on this alphabetical list.

Information Card for Lower Ten Mile Presbyterian Cemetery Association

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