The Stroudsburg Burial Grounds
Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting maintains two burial grounds (cemeteries) in Stroudsburg, Monroe County.
The burial grounds are an easy walk from one another in the center of historic Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Quaker (and other) visitors can enjoy a stroll in one of Pennsylvania's county seats and enjoy great dining while in town. The Sarah Street Grill, immediately to the east of one property, offers food and drink on a deck overlooking the grave markers. (Note that this recommendation is not an endorsement; it has convenient parking and food prices consistent with other full-service restaurants in the area.)
Burial Grounds Management
Given the 30-plus miles between the Hanover Township meetinghouse and the Stroudsburg properties, most regular maintenance responsibilities are handled by Monroe County people. Overall management of the two sites is handled by the Burial Grounds Committee.
The 2017 Burial Grounds Committee members are Rick Dow (Committee Clerk), Mike Barrett, Nick Butterfield, and John Marquette. Committee meeting times and work days are irregular during the year.
Care for the burial grounds is provided by endowed funds.
For information about burials in either place, contact the Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting Clerk or call the meetinghouse at (610) 691-3411.
Stroudsburg's Sarah Street Burial Ground, located in the shadow of the Monroe County Administration Building on Quaker Alley between 5th and 6th Streets, was established by the Stroudsburg Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) in 1830. Responsibility for the burial ground passed to Quakertown's Richland Meeting after the preparative meeting was "laid down". Since then, Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting has taken over the management of the property.
The Ann Street Burial Ground was originally the property of Philadelphia's Frankford Meeting. In the early 1960s, Frankford transferred ownership of the site to a young Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting. Since then, the Meeting has owned and cared for this small corner lot.