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Hershey Cemetery
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

hershey cemetery
Hershey Cemetery

GPS: 40.308181, -76.639143

Laudermich Rd (Rte 743)
Hershey, PA 17033

Published: November 29, 2016
Total records: 5,079

Hershey Cemetery is owned by the Hershey Trust Company.

History

Hershey Cemetery was established in 1918 on land donated by Milton Hershey. The first burial was that of a Hershey Industrial School student, Charles Swartz, who died from influenza, however records show that Mary Stare was buried here in 1900. The cemetery was founded by Milton Hershey, who founded the town of Hershey and the Hershey Chocolate Factory. Prior to the cemetery, there were only small church cemeteries. Hershey Cemetery became the first public cemetery in the Derry Township area.

In 1923, the cemetery was formally organized as Hershey Cemetery Company. In 1993, operations were transferred to Hershey Trust Company.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from Hershey Trust Company on November 29, 2016. Dates of burial range from 1900 to 2016.


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