In 1854, the Panther Valley was a bustling region growing with the support of the economy created by King Coal.
It was an area on its way up in the world. Churches were being established, taverns were being designed and built and the fledgling communities were well on their way.
Besides the happy places, there was also a need for those whose lives were coming to a close. In the mid 1800's, the industrialists building and running the mines realized that most of the valley was full of coal and they needed places to bury the departed.