‘Old Unity’ a sign of congregation’s growth

Article courtesy of the Latrobe Bulletin. See original article here. Built around 1780, the original Unity Presbyterian Church in Unity Cemetery served the congregation for roughly half a century before the log structure met a fiery end in 1829 when it burned to the ground. According to information from the Unity Cemetery and Chapel history […]

Original church in Unity Cemetery was log building

Article courtesy of the Latrobe Bulletin. See original article here. While the land for Unity Cemetery was purchased in 1774 and immediately utilized as a burial ground, the first church wasn’t built until around 1780. That educated guess is supported by several sources, according to Mary Lou Townsend, executive director of the Latrobe Area Historical […]

Land for Unity Cemetery purchased in 1774

Article courtesy of the Latrobe Bulletin. See original article here. The landscape and fabric of Unity Township and Latrobe were quite different 250 years ago. The area was hostile country in the mid-1700s, according to information published by the Unity Chapel Committee of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church and the Unity Cemetery Association. “The English colonists […]

Latrobe Presbyterians mark 250th anniversary of Unity Cemetery

Article courtesy of TribLive. See original article here. Those who have found a final resting place at Unity Cemetery range from veterans of the Revolutionary War to iconic children’s television host Fred Rogers, who grew up just a few miles away in Latrobe. “A walk through Unity Cemetery is a walk through history, not only […]

Unity Cemetery, Chapel mark monumental anniversaries

Article courtesy of the Latrobe Bulletin. See original article here. Friday, March 1, marked the 250th anniversary of Unity Cemetery and the 150th anniversary of Unity Chapel. To kick off the celebration, a committee with broad representation from throughout the community will be hosting a service and dinner scheduled for Sunday, March 3. “Most of […]