Saint Charles Borromeo Cemetery
Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
3422 Dennison Avenue,
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Lat: 39° 56' 08"N, Lon: 75° 17' 17"W
Submitted by Joseph M. Kearney, Aug 30, 2004, last edited Sep 05,
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. (½ 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
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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