Mt. Lebanon's First Burial Ground:
St. Clair Cemetery, Scott RoadSt. Clair Cemetery is located in Mt. Lebanon, Allegheny County, Pa. on Scott Road. The cemetery is one of the earliest in the South Hills area with the earliest burials dating to the early 1800s. The cemetery is owned by the Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church (MLUPC).
MLUPC may own the cemetery, but it has very spotty records about the history of the cemetery and who is buried there. This Web site is the result of months of research and exploration. New tombstones are still being uncovered as debris is cleaned from the cemetery and toppled stones are uprighted. More than 200 families are represented here and there are close to (if not more than) 1,000 burials. The property takes up about 2 acres of land.
In some old obituarys and records, St. Clair Cemetery is referred to as "Old Mt. Lebanon Cemetery," but it is a separate entity and not connected to the much larger Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. This can get confusing as the two cemeteries are located across Scott Road from each other.
This site contains a listing of tombstone incriptions, profiles on many of the people and families buried here and information on the MLUPC.
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To get to the cemetery from downtown Pittsburgh, go through the Liberty Tunnels and stay on Route 19/West Liberty Avenue for 15 traffic lights (2.5 miles). At the 15th light, turn left onto Scott Road. St. Clair Cemetery is located on your left directly behind the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. You can park in Mt. Lebanon Presbyterian Church's lower lot on Scott Road across from the cemetery.
From the south, follow Route 19/Washington Road into Mt. Lebanon. After passing the business district, Mt. Lebanon cemetery, St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, and Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church, turn right onto Scott Road. St. Clair Cemetery is located on your left directly behind the Mt. Lebanoin United Methodist Church.