Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery

Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery (HM52Y)

Location: Chambersburg, PA 17201 Franklin County
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N 39° 56.014', W 77° 39.356'

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Consecrated in 1844, this cemetery provided a place for Jews to be properly buried under the requirement of Judaic law. Founded by Chevrah Kaddishah (Holy Burial Society), it is the first Jewish cemetery west of Philadelphia formed during a period of great westward migration in the mid-19th century. Jewish residents of the area are buried here, as is Isaac Burgauer, the only southern Jewish casualty of the Battle of Gettysburg interred in a northern Jewish cemetery.
HM NumberHM52Y
Year Placed2002
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 12:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 273056 N 4423761
Decimal Degrees39.93356667, -77.65593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.014', W 77° 39.356'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 0.84" N, 77° 39' 21.36" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 379-387 E Washington St, Chambersburg PA 17201, US
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