The stories of Prospect Hill and Greenmount Cemeteries and Cremation Gardens is the story of York County. From veterans to civilians, many prominent York families have chosen this sacred ground for their family burial estates. With over 60 acres still to be developed, the future for this community treasure promises to be as distinguished as its past. In 2008, the Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery Heritage Foundation (HPHCHF) was granted 501(c)(3) status. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation is dedicated to preserving the historic heritage of Prospect Hill Cemetery (PHC).
The local Reformed Church of York, Pennsylvania, chartered PHC in 1849. The first burial in the cemetery took place two years later. Soon after, burials in other local cemeteries began to be re-interred in PHC. Today there are more than 90,000 interments in the 170-acre cemetery. One of the oldest people buried at PHC, Anna from Moravian Church, passed in 1735! Anna was most likely moved from a different cemetery and interred to Prospect Hill Cemetery with the thought that Prospect Hill would remain long into the future. This year we celebrate our 168th anniversary and hold true to ideals of honor and remembrance for all.