Cottage Grove

Column: Pioneer cemeteries have rich stories and fascinating figures

The room with a view.

At the top of a knoll on Blue Mountain School Road that forces Mosby Creek to take a jog around it lies the Brumbaugh Cemetery. Like many of the area's early pioneer burial grounds it sits on a high point with an inspiring view of the surrounding countryside.

The cemetery has served the local community starting in the early 1870s, and is sometimes called Blue Mountain or Mosby Creek Cemetery in old obituaries. The first plot of land for the burial ground was donated by . . .