St. Clair Park – Greensburg, Pennsylvania - Atlas Obscura

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

St. Clair Park

Originally a cemetery, this city park remains speckled with a handful of scattered gravestones.  

This greenspace features attractions often found in urban parks, such as an amphitheater and playground. But unlike many other parks, the ground here is also freckled with a handful of scattered graves.

The park was once a cemetery nestled in the middle of the city. Its most famous gravestone guards the remains of Major General Arthur St. Clair, the park’s namesake.

St. Clair, a Scottish-born immigrant, served in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. He went on to serve as the President of the Continental Congress (under the Articles of Confederation), and Governor of the Northwest Territory. He died in poverty, and his monument was erected by local Freemasons.

Other monuments in the park include a statue of General Nathaniel Greene, for whom the town of Greensburg is named, a reinterment marker for unidentified remains, and many illegible and broken stones.

Know Before You Go

The graves are dotted all over the park, and some can be hard to find. If you're here in the summer, be sure to check out the park's SummerSounds concerts.

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