Pennsylvania is a frequent destination for our family on its travels: Our oldest daughter is in college in Philadelphia, our younger daughter has attended the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the past four years, and we love to visit Gettysburg, Lancaster, and other parts of Pennsylvania. Even when our destination is beyond Pennsylvania, we enjoy traveling through the state and often stop at the small towns along our route.
Our last trip to Carlisle via Route 34 (the Carlisle Pike) took us through Goodyear and Idaville, close neighbors on Route 34 and home to Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and Idaville United Methodist Church. After we dropped our daughter off in Carlisle my husband and I took a leisurely drive back home to Virginia, stopping at several fruit stands, the two cemeteries, and, as always, Gettysburg.
Below are photographs of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and its cemetery; photographs and transcriptions of some of the graves to follow.