The Maplewood Cemetery Association has partnered with the Carbondale Historical Society, the City of Carbondale, and numerous volunteers to work on the ongoing restoration of Maplewood Cemetery in Carbondale, PA.
Phase One of the project was the clearing of overgrown weeds, brush, grass, and debris.
Phase Two, which is the restoration of stones and monuments, started in the summer of 2009.
Phase Three will be the replacement of the Cemetery's retaining wall along Cemetery Street and the restoration of the Cemetery Gates.
Maplewood Cemetery was established in 1831. The first burial took place on October 31, 1832.
On May 15, 2010, A Highly successful clean-up/maintenance project took place in the cemetery. Volunteers from a broad range of community organizations spent the day working in the cemetery. Astonishing progress was made.
Donations for this restoration project may be sent to the Maplewood Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 151, Carbondale, PA 18407.
If you would like to volunteer to work on this restoration project, contact the Historical Society at 570-282-0385.