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Gravel Hill Cemetery
Susquehanna Avenue  
Gravel Hill is the oldest surviving cemetery in the borough, with its first burial dating from 1829. Among its most notable inhabitants are Benjamin Slocum who, at age 9, witnessed his father and grandfather being killed by Delaware Indians during a raid on a Wilkes-Barre fort. His sister, Frances, was taken captive by them. Also interred here are George and Phebe Leighton, parents of US Navy Rear Adm. Frank Leighton; and some 28 Civil War veterans, including Frank C. Bunnell, who also served the region as a congressman.
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