‘Poor Farm’ Cemetery Dedication Remembers Those Laid to Rest

Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey

The Poor Farm Cemetery, which was dedicated during a public ceremony, is located on a hill overlooking the county buildings along U.S. Route 6 west of Smethport.

McKean County President Judge John Pavlock said he and Mike Barnard of the Adult Probation Department noticed the nearby scenery in August when they were on the hill making plans for the dedication ceremony. That viewpoint gave Pavlock an idea for his comments Friday.

“I thought that those who are buried here, from this perspective, could look down on almost all of our county offices, courthouse offices, 9-1-1, Children and Youth, conservation district, and with a slight move, the Domestic Relations Complex,” said Pavlock. Read more