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Want to Take Some Creepy Halloween Pictures & Learn About History? Check Out The Deppen Cemetery
Hidden in Gring's Mill Recreation Area in Berks County, PA is the Deppen Cemetery. There are 68 documented graves, however only 36 of these graves were identifiable. The unknowns are believed to be Irish Laborers who died of canal fever during the building of the Union Canal. The original burial site had been located south of Route 183, near Mt. Pleasant but the descendants of the deceased chose to have the remains moved in 1978 to its present site. It's a relatively small cemetery since it had initially started out as a family burial ground which makes it easy to navigate for taking photographs. The forestal scenery makes for a beautiful yet eerie backdrop. For more information about the Deppen Cemetery and Gring's Mill, please visit the Berks County Heritage Center website.