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Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery
Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

3422 Dennison Avenue,
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 623-3800

Lat: 39° 56' 08"N, Lon: 75° 17' 17"W

Submitted by Joseph M. Kearney, Aug 30, 2004, last edited Sep 05, 2008 [kearney210@verizon.net]. Total records = 2,214.

To get to the cemetery, from Lansdowne Ave take Baltimore Ave west for about one mile. Turn north at Burmont Rd, this is along historic Darby Creek, continue uphill. Burmont Rd becomes Dennison Ave straight ahead. ( mile) You will pass the cemetery on your left. (The cemetery sits of a bluff over looking the creek)

The parking lot is around the parish school which is adjacent to cemetery. Cemetery records are kept at the parish rectory. The Rectory is located at corner of Dennison Ave & Burmont Rd.

The parish & cemetery of Saint Charles Borromeo Church was established in 1849, with the land grant of Charles Kelly, (Kellyville) a mill owner, of land along Darby Creek. For the mill workers. Most of the remainder was conveyed by heirs of Charles & Margaret Kelly, his wife in 1866. (from St. Charles 125 anniversary booklet)

The cemetery contains the early remains of the mill workers & managers from Co. Donegal, Ireland, who worked the mills during the civil war, also contains many veterans of the G.A.R. and Spanish-American War Graves. (Including grave of Charles Kelly) Burials are still performed at the cemetery. Many of the older stones are difficult to read.

Most of the information contained are taken from reading the tombstones in the summer of 2004. It includes all existing and legible stones. The cemetery is well kept, but many of the older tombstones are laying down. I completed this work on Aug 20, 2004. Additional listings added in 2008 from WPA records. There may be some duplications.

- Joseph M. Kearney

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