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“Worth a stop if you're on the Flood Tour.”
Review of Grandview Cemetery

Grandview Cemetery
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Johnstown
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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 of the unknown, walk in any direction and look for older family plots. You will find dozens of plots where sometimes the entire family was wiped out in the flood. Others tell similar stories with only one or two lost in the flood, but all the gravestones, Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, etc, bear the same date, May 31, 1889.

One note, don't stay in the cemetery after closing hours (posted on the gate). They locked the gate on us without checking to see we were inside. We had to call an emergency number to be let out.

Thank copperdragon66
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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 the Unknown Dead. Truly a unique cemetery, and definitely a part of the Flood story to go along with the museums of the area.

Thank Judy C
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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 drive around the cemetery is phenomenal! I had to stop the car so I could get a good look at it.

Thank Julie N
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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.

Thank Pamela M
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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

Thank cog62
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