Immaculate Conception Cemetery

 PLEASE NOTE:  we ask that if you wish to plant small flower in front of the headstone you need to surround the flower with a fence, also this area is then your responsibility to keep weeded and cleaned up. If it is left to grow without the required care then we will remove the flowers. No planting of small trees or bushes, including rose bushes, these will be removed by grounds keepers. We have a company who cuts grass and trims around headstones, they are not responsible for flowers planted with out the fence protection. Be aware that animals love to eat certain flowers so if you planted them and the flowers are not there the next time you visit the cemetery it is not the fault of the grounds maintenance people.

ICC Cemetery    A walk through Immaculate Conception’s cemetery is a walk through the history of Carbon County. Many of the parishioners buried in the older sections of the cemetery are from County Donegal in Ireland.  Families escaping the Potato Famine came to this part of the United States to find work in the coal mines and in the building of the canals. If you are visiting the cemetery close to Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day one can’t help notice the American Flags waving in the breeze.  Veteran’s from all the wars and many of the military conflicts in our Country’s history starting with the Civil War are buried in the cemetery. In 1848 Fr. Hennegan, pastor of St. Patrick’s in Nesquehoning, established the parish of St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception in Mauch Chunk.

In June of 1853, Father Coffey [the third pastor],  together with John Tree, Bernard McGee, and Patrick Sharkey, received a grant of land from the L. C. & N. Company on the Coalport road for the parish cemetery. This plot today forms the southwest comer of the cemetery which has been enlarged to its present size by two subsequent grants.

Prior to June of 1853 parishioners could have been buried in Nesquehoning, Summit Hill or even Tamaqua. In the near future our website will contain information regarding cemetery guidelines. Please call the rectory office for more information.

ICC Cemetery

Directions from Immaculate Conception Church Parking Lot:

Proceed left from parking lot onto Broadway.
At first traffic light, go straight ahead, follow bend in road. (Rt. 209 North)
When you reach the next traffic light, turn right and cross the bridge (Rt. 903)
At the end of the bridge you will make a left onto W. Front St.
Follow this road, turns into Main St. Stay on the road, you will pass Jim Thorpe River Adventures (on the right).
The Cemetery is ahead on your right side.  

 ICC Cemetery Map
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