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Grandview Cemetery

801 Millcreek Road, Johnstown, PA 15905
814-535-2652
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Johnstown
Type: Cemeteries
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

historical and beautiful resting place; this cemetery is the resting place of the dead (known and unknown) from the Flood of 1889. There are many interesting tombstones.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Grandview Cemetery is aptly named. It is a vast and beautifully situated cemetery [founded only a handful of years before the disastrous flood] which charts the social history of Johnstown and the surrounding area. It is wonderfully kept. I chatted with one of the gardeners who were ensuring that everything was kept pristine and he explained how big the task... More

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Marshall, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The Momument of Tranquility overlooks the unknown plot here of 777 unidentified flood victims. A bleak sight but makes an impact. This is a huge cemetery with a few vaults and also has the grave of Col Boyd 'Buzz' Wagner, America's first WWII ace.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are a visitor to Johnstown, you won't want to miss Grandview cemetary in Old Westmont. The plot of the Unknown, is said to see as they all have the same date and no names. Make sure you also visit the Flood Museum in downtown Johnstown. The movie is well worth watching.

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Columbus Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I love the history of the cemetery. My wife and I try to find all the people that died on May 31th 1889 (Flood year). Some of the sites have some huge stones and the artwork is great. Coming here one would have to visit the plot of the unknown.

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

There are hundreds of victims of the 1889 flood buried here. I recommend if you are driving that you stop your car by the large marker with the many stones (about 700) of many unidentified victims. It's a sad place to visit, but brings history alive in a way that is otherwise difficult to experience. After you visit the graves... More

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We like to visit old cemeteries, and have never been to one like this. Walk (or drive) through the property to view the hundreds of stones with the same date of May 31, 1889--the Johnstown Flood. So sobering to see the young and old that lost their lives to the Flood, and then to see the field of stones marking... More

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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I've been coming to this cemetery since I was a kid. I have a lot of family buried here. Even if you don't know anyone who is buried here, this is still a nice visit. The memorial and burial area for the unknown victims of the flood of 1889 is touching. And the view of the surrounding hillsides as you... More

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

IF you have a car, drive to and through the cemetery, The tomb of the unknown dead from the flood is so moving, The staff at the administrative office is extremely helpful. This cemetery is a treasure trove for those doing genealogical research.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

One must visit the unknown plot of victims from the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889 at Grandview Cemetery to fully understand the amount of death and destruction that took place that fateful day

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